With an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases, West Bengal has imposed additional curbs in the state in an attempt to control the spread.
Here is a list of things that the state has planned to do:
– Journalists and hawkers will be prioritised for vaccination.
– Wearing masks is compulsory.
– All social and political gatherings have been prohibited.
– Movement of all local trains to be suspended from tomorrow. State transport to operate on 50 per cent capacity including metro.
– Government offices to have 50 per cent attendance.
– Shopping malls/complexes, swimming pools etc to remain shut
– Restrictions in time, 7am-10 am and 5pm-7pm, has been imposed for all retail outlets
– No entry without RT-PCR report in airports will be permitted.
– 50 per cent of staff in private sector need to work from home.
– Jewellery shops will remain oen only between 12noon-3pm.
– Online and home delivery of food items to be encouraged.
– Bank business hours restricted from 10am-2pm.
– Emergency and essential services, law and order, telecom to remain outside restriction purview.
– Sanitization of market places, educational institutions and offices has been made mandatory.
– Museums, planetarium, zoos, national parks have been closed in West Bengal to avert contamination.