LOCKDOWN will continue in WB till June 30, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee extends COVID-19 lockdown in West Bengal till June 30

AFTER substantially easing protocols related to lockdown necessitated to contain COVID-19 pandemic, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, June  08, extended the lockdown till June 30. It was scheduled to end on June 15. Besides the opening of markets, places of worship, shooting  for films and TV serials are allowed with SOPS .‘’The lockdown is being extended in the state till June 30, with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place. Earlier, we had allowed only 10 people at social programmes such as a marriage or a funeral ceremony, now we have increased it to 25,” she said after a meeting of the state cabinet. The state government eased shutdown curbs from June 1, allowing the opening of jute, tea and construction sectors to resume full-fledged operations with restrictions. Shopping malls, restaurants and other establishments have resumed services in the eastern state with the state government allowing further relaxations as part of “Unlock-1”, she added.

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