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Kolkata, Aug 13: The West Bengal authorities on Friday allowed all retailers and enterprise institutions together with bars and eating places to stay open until common working hours however not past 10.30 PM.
The relief will come into impact from Monday onwards. The state administration had on Thursday prolonged the present COVID restrictions until August 30 however diminished night time curfew timings by two hours, imposing it from 11 PM to five AM. It allowed out of doors authorities programmes with strict adherence to COVID protocols.
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The state administration additionally permitted theatres, auditoria and open air theatres to function with no more than 50 per cent of their respective seating capacities. “Stadiums and swimming swimming pools might stay open with 50 per cent of their respective at a time,” the order said.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had introduced the extension of COVID restrictions together with night time curfew relaxations on Thursday. A choice on this regard was taken following a evaluate of the prevailing scenario by the chief committee of the state catastrophe administration authority.
In the meantime, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to fifteen,37,185 as 739 extra folks examined optimistic for the an infection, whereas eight recent fatalities pushed its coronavirus demise toll to 18,276, a well being bulletin mentioned. North 24 Parganas district recorded the very best variety of new circumstances at 89, adopted by 88 in Kolkata.
North 24 Parganas additionally registered the very best variety of recent fatalities at 4, adopted by three in Kolkata. The state now has 10,109 lively circumstances, whereas 749 extra folks had been cured of the illness, taking the entire variety of recoveries to fifteen,08,800, the bulletin mentioned, including that the restoration charge has improved to 98.15 per cent.
West Bengal has examined over 1.63 lakh samples for COVID-19 so far, together with 45,442 within the final 24 hours.
Story first printed: Friday, August 13, 2021, 22:14 [IST]