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Lockdown-Like Curbs Imposed in West Bengal: List of Additional Restrictions Against Covid-19 Spread

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Last Updated: May 05, 2021, 14:51 IST

File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (PTI)

File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (PTI)

No entry without RT-PCR report in airports will be permitted.

With an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases, West Bengal has imposed additional curbs in the state in an attempt to control the spread.

Here is a list of things that the state has planned to do:

– Journalists and hawkers will be prioritised for vaccination.

– Wearing masks is compulsory.

– All social and political gatherings have been prohibited.

– Movement of all local trains to be suspended from tomorrow. State transport to operate on 50 per cent capacity including metro.

– Government offices to have 50 per cent attendance.

– Shopping malls/complexes, swimming pools etc to remain shut

– Restrictions in time, 7am-10 am and 5pm-7pm, has been imposed for all retail outlets

– No entry without RT-PCR report in airports will be permitted.

– 50 per cent of staff in private sector need to work from home.

– Jewellery shops will remain oen only between 12noon-3pm.

– Online and home delivery of food items to be encouraged.

– Bank business hours restricted from 10am-2pm.

– Emergency and essential services, law and order, telecom to remain outside restriction purview.

– Sanitization of market places, educational institutions and offices has been made mandatory.

– Museums, planetarium, zoos, national parks have been closed in West Bengal to avert contamination.

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first published:May 05, 2021, 14:51 IST
last updated:May 05, 2021, 14:51 IST