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Ahead Of Diwali, Bengal Relaxes Covid Curbs. Schools To Reopen, Trains To Resume

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Kolkata: In a bid to curb the additional unfold of Coronavirus within the states, West Bengal authorities on Friday introduced it has prolonged the continuing Covid-19 restrictions within the state until November 30.

Nevertheless, preserving in thoughts the upcoming festive season comparable to Diwali, Mamata Banerjee-led state authorities has additionally issued a brand new set of Covid-19 pointers, which permits timeframe of assorted outside actions.

Paying attention to the upcoming festivals, the general Covid restrictions within the state that had been set to be in impact until October 30 have now been expanded by a month.

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Like earlier, it will likely be obligatory for all to put on masks, preserve bodily distance and following hygiene protocols.

Under is a listing of what’s allowed and what’s not after the federal government’s resolution to announce the extension:

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  • The colleges for courses 9 to 12, faculties and universities shall open with impact from November 16 following the Commonplace Working Process (SOP) issued by the varsity training and better training departments
  • The federal government workplaces associated to emergency and important companies shall proceed to perform with one hundred pc power
  • Inter-state native prepare motion might function with 50 % seating capability
  • All authorities workplaces associated to non-emergency and non-essential companies shall now perform with 50 % of whole power.
  • Cinema halls, theatre halls, sadans, manchas, auditorium, stadiums, purchasing malls, advertising complexes, eating places, spa and health club will likely be allowed to function with 70 % of capability at a time as per regular operational hours however not past 11 p.m.
  • Teaching facilities for aggressive exams might stay open with 70 % of capability at a time
  • Outside actions for all permissible actions, together with capturing for movies and TV programmes will likely be allowed with adherence of bodily distancing and Covid acceptable protocols
  • Restrictions referring to motion of individuals and automobiles shall be relaxed for Kali Puja and Diwali throughout November 2 to five and for Chhath Puja throughout November 10 and 11
  • Employers/administration our bodies/homeowners/supervisors of all workplaces, institutions and work locations shall be chargeable for provisioning of Covid security measures, together with common sanitization of labor locations, vaccination of staff and for compliance of acknowledged directives and Covid acceptable norms
  • Work at home could also be inspired so far as attainable and sensible
  • Indoor social gatherings, together with marriage ceremonies, capturing for movies, TV programmes and audio recording actions and so on will likely be allowed with 70 % of capability of the corridor/venue


  • Eating places and bars might function with 70 % of seating capability at a time however not past 11 p.m.
  • Restrictions referring to motion of individuals and automobiles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. shall proceed to be inforce


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