The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has extended the ongoing lockdown for 15 more days till July 1, while easing some of the measures as fresh corona infections start receding. The decision to extend lockdown was announced on Monday, a day before the ongoing restrictions are scheduled to come to an end on Tuesday. The state government will review the situation in another four days before taking further decisions.
To boost economic activities, the state government has allowed both government and private offices to resume operations with 25 per cent staff strength. In private and corporate offices, the timings have been restricted from 10 am to 4 pm, and the attendees would be required to apply for an e-pass. The order also stated that all production units and industries may function with 50 per cent of their total strength in each shift, subject to vaccination of the employees, wearing of masks and maintenance of physical distancing measures.
⚑ Private office employees: Employers shall make transport arrangements from their end and obtain e-passes from the Kolkata Police and the district administration, the government said yesterday.
⚑ People associated with online/e-commerce delivery.
⚑ Media persons are allowed to move but they also need to get an e-pass from the Kolkata Police