Mumbai: The West Bengal government has allowed 50 people to perform marriage ceremonies and funerals during the next phase of coronavirus lockdown from 1 July to 31 July.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that “morning walks would be allowed from 5.30 am to 8.30 am, provided social distance and all other norms were strictly followed.”
“From now on, we will allow 50 people to attend weddings and funerals,” Banerjee said.
The CM said that the Changrabandha outpost located on the Bangladesh-India border in Coochbehar district will be opened for general trade from Wednesday.
“Changrabandha land border has been closed for a long time. Bangladesh is also requesting us (to reopen it) because many goods are carried through this border. So, we have decided to open it from tomorrow. We have also taken the locals into confidence,” she said.
Later in order, the state government said that the lockdown measures in the control areas known as the affected areas in West Bengal have been extended till 31 July.
Schools, ICDS centers, colleges, educational training/coaching institutes, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, amusement parks, theaters, bars, auditoriums, and assembly halls will remain closed till 31 July.
The order states that social, political, sports, entertainment, educational, cultural, and religious gatherings will be banned in the state.
There will be restrictions on the movement of persons except for essential activities, including the movement of goods, movement of goods, loading, and unloading of goods and travel of persons to destinations after disembarking from buses, trains, and airplanes, it added.