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Bengal announces fresh COVID curbs: Schools and colleges shut, offices at 50% strength

Flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Kolkata will now ply solely twice every week and all vacationer sights within the metropolis would stay closed

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Amidst a steep rises in COVID instances, the West Bengal authorities introduced again COVID curbs together with shutting all academic establishments from Monday and mandating that workplaces function with 50 % workforce.

At a press convention on Sunday, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi introduced that solely important companies can be permitted between 10 pm and 5 am within the state.

Native trains can be allowed to function with 50 % capability until 7 pm, whereas all purchasing malls and markets can be allowed to stay open until 10 pm however with half their capacities, he stated.

Lengthy-distance trains will function as per their typical schedule. Metro trains in Kolkata will even function as per their typical timing however with 50 % capability.

All vacationer sights, together with the zoos, would stay closed. Moreover, swimming swimming pools, parlours, spa, wellness centres and gymnasiums had been additionally informed to close down, he added.

Flights from Mumbai and New Delhi will ply solely twice every week, and no flights from the UK can be allowed in the interim, Dwivedi stated.

Cinema halls and theatres have been allowed to function with 50 % capability. Conferences and conferences have been allowed with a most of 200 folks at a time or 50 % capability of the corridor, whichever is decrease.

Bars and eating places had been allowed to stay open with 50 % capability until 10 pm, whereas house supply of meals and different important merchandise was permitted as per typical operational hours.

No more than 50 individuals shall be allowed in weddings, and solely 20 individuals can be allowed throughout funeral and burial companies, the chief secretary stated.

The state authorities requested the administration of industries, factories, mills, tea gardens and different business institutions to make sure strict compliance with the rules.

Like in first two COVID pandemic waves, numerous Chambers of Commerce and commerce organisations could undertake completely different market locations and guarantee common sanitization and COVID applicable well being and hygiene protocols.

All authorities and personal hospitals are suggested to overview the preparations and services for therapy of COVID within the hospitals in order that well timed and correct therapy could be given to these needing hospitalisation.

House supply of meals and different important merchandise shall be allowed as per typical operational hours following correct COVID applicable care and protocols

West Bengal on Saturday reported 4,512 recent COVID-19 instances, 1,061 greater than the day prior to this, with Kolkata accounting for two,398 new instances, as per the state well being division.

(With inputs from PTI)

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