Kolkata: West Bengal extends COVID-19 restrictions in state till August 15, while night curfew hours to remain in place between 9 PM to 5 AM except emergency and essential services.
The State Executive Committee of West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority recommended a further extension of restriction measures as already in force with graded and calibrated approach to relaxations as required after a review of the current situation of COVID pandemic.
Issuing a press release, the state government reiterated that wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing and health & hygiene protocol must be followed at all times.
Meanwhile, West Bengal had on July 14 extended the ongoing restrictions until July 30 in view experts warning about a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by August or September. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced certain relaxations.