West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions until August 15

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By: Priyanka Sikdar

Last Update: 2021-07-29 14:54:59 IST

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The COVID-19 shutdown in West Bengal has been extended until August 15 by the state administration.

West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions until August 15, but the night curfew remains in effect

The COVID-19 shutdown in West Bengal has been extended until August 15 by the state administration.

From July 31, government programmes will be permitted in indoor venues with a maximum seating capacity of 50%.

The instructions state that outdoor activities, including the movement of persons and cars, are absolutely prohibited between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for health services, law and order, critical commodities such as agricultural products, and other emergency services.

All district administrations, police commissioners, and local authorities in Bengal have been requested to ensure strict adherence to the aforesaid directions. Any violation of the restrictions will be subject to legal action under the Disaster Management Act of 2005 and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to the government order.

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