1 min read.Updated: 02 Jan 2022, 03:23 PM IST Edited By Sneha
Only essential services will be permitted from 10 am to 5 pm in the state
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All schools, colleges, universities, salons, beauty parlours, gyms, zoos and entertainment parks will remain closed in West Bengal from Monday, said state chief secretary HK Dwivedi on Sunday.
Further, all government and private offices will operate at 50% capacity and all administrative meetings will be conducted in virtual mode. Meetings and conferences have been allowed with a maximum of 200 people at a time or 50 per cent capacity of the hall, whichever is lower.
Only essential services will be permitted from 10 am to 5 pm.
Local trains will operate with 50% capacity till 7 pm, while all shopping malls and markets would be allowed to remain open till 10 pm but with half their capacities.
Long-distance trains will operate as per their usual schedule. Metro trains in Kolkata will also operate as per their usual timing but with 50% capacity.
Bars and restaurants were allowed to remain open with 50 per cent capacity till 10 pm, while home delivery of food and other essential products was permitted as per usual operational hours.
Not more than 50 persons shall be allowed in weddings, and only 20 persons will be allowed during funeral and burial services, the chief secretary said.
The state government asked the management of industries, factories, mills, tea gardens and other commercial establishments to ensure strict compliance with the guidelines.