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Coronavirus Pandemic: West Bengal extends lockdown till June 15

Kolkata: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal went under strict lockdown restrictions from May 16. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had earlier instructed that this lockdown will continue till May 30.

But despite the slight decline in the number of coronavirus cases in West Bengal, the situation is still dire. Therefore, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to extend the lockdown till June 15. 

“As per government guidelines, all public transport in the state will be closed till June 15. Public and private buses, taxis, autos, ferry services – everything is banned. Metro service is also being closed Vehicles like autos and taxis will not be able to get out on the road except for urgent needs However, taxi service will be available from the airport,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. 

The original directive was issued till 6 pm on May 30 and was extended till June 15. According to the state guidelines, inter-state bus and train services will also be suspended till June 15. Even if you are not connected to the emergency services, there are restrictions on getting out on the road with private cars 

No one will be able to go out from 9 pm to 5 am except in cases of emergency The state administration has made it clear that no one will be able to leave the house till June 15 unless there is an urgent need 

However, despite restrictions on movement of vehicles, petrol pumps and car repair shops will remain open. The bank will be open from 10 am to 2 pm All online services will be on Grocery stores, fish. Meat shops will also be closed from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

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Sweet shop will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. However, in the case of tea gardens, work can be continued with 50 per cent staff. Jute mills can be run with 30 percent staff. A maximum of 50 people have been allowed to attend wedding ceremonies. In cases of funerals, a maximum of 20 people can gather.

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