Bengal Lockdown Updates: In private and corporate offices, timings have been limited to 10 am to 4 pm, and attendees will have to apply for an e-pass.
Bengal Lockdown News: The West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee has extended the lockdown for 15 more days till July 1, while easing some measures as fresh corona infections start to subside.
The decision to extend the lockdown was announced on Monday, a day before the ongoing restrictions are due to end on Tuesday. The state government will review the situation in 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.
In private and corporate offices, the timings have been restricted to 10 am to 4 pm, and attendees will have to apply for an e-pass.
The order also states that all production units and industries can operate with 50 per cent of their total strength in each shift, subject to vaccination of employees, wearing of masks and maintenance of physical distancing measures.
Private office workers: Employers will arrange transportation on their own behalf and obtain e-passes from Kolkata Police and district administration, the government said yesterday.
Online/e-commerce delivery people
Media persons are allowed to move, but they also need to get an e-pass from Kolkata Police
E-Pass in Bengal: Step-by-Step Guide to Apply
a new page will open
Click the ‘I agree’ checkbox
a new page will open
Select ‘Individual’ or ‘Organisation’ as per the requirement.
Key to all the details- name, destination address, vehicle details, reason for commuting etc.
Then tick the checkbox which reads ‘I will not work/travel in the Containment Zone’.
Upload your photo identity proof and required documents.
You will receive the QR code-enabled e-pass through your e-mail or SMS.
Bengal lockdown: Complete list of restrictions/exemptions
Restaurants and bars can operate from 12 noon to 8 pm with 50 percent seating capacity. Earlier they were allowed to operate only from 5 pm to 8 pm.
E-commerce and home delivery of all items allowed.
Government and private offices can open with 25% staff
The parks and gardens will be open for morning walkers only between 6 am and 9 am. However, only those citizens who have been vaccinated will be allowed to enter the park.
Markets will be open between 7 am to 11 am
Other retail outlets have been allowed to operate from 11 am to 6 pm.
Sports activities can resume without spectators in stadiums and clubs.
Indoor, outdoor shooting and related activities relating to TV programs and cinema cannot resume with not more than 50 persons per unit at a time.
The relaxation in restrictions will come into effect from June 15.