BREAKING NEWS: West Bengal government extends Covid-19 lockdown
The government has also capped the maximum number of people allowed at social events. While 50 people are allowed at marriages, funerals have been permitted with 20 people. “All administrative, academic, entertainment, political, cultural and religious gatherings, groupings and congregations shall be prohibited,” the order said.
From May 16, all intra-state travel such as trains, metros, bus services, and inland water transport has been prohibited except for the movement of essential personnel. Also, private vehicles are also allowed only for some emergencies. Meanwhile, trucks and goods carriers are allowed for transporting medical supplies, oxygen, essential food commodities, petrol, diesel, and LPG.
While 50 percent strength is allowed in all shifts in tea gardens, jute mills are allowed to operate with 30 percent strength, the order said. All e-commerce activities and home delivery of all commodities have also been allowed.
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