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West Bengal Extends Covid 19 Related Restrictions Till 31 January 2022, Fairs, Marriage Functions Allowed

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Bengal has extended the deadline for restrictions related to Kovid-19 till 31 January. The Bengal government on Friday allowed the holding of fairs in the open field in a very limited way, following the safety standards. Bengal has allowed wedding ceremonies with 200 guests or 50 per cent capacity of the wedding venue. Corona cases are increasing continuously in West Bengal. A day earlier, a huge crowd of thousands of devotees was seen at the Gangasagar Mela, of whom a large number were without masks. A large number of cases are also being reported in Kolkata.

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Guests will be able to gather up to 50 percent capacity of any event in Bengal. Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said that till now the restrictions or relaxations related to Corona (COVID-19 protocols) which were already in force, have now been extended till January 31. Fairs or public events will be allowed to be organized with 50 percent capacity. All outdoor activities such as movement of people or vehicles will be restricted from 10 pm to 5 am. Only vehicles carrying health, law and order and essential commodities will be allowed to move. Agricultural products and other emergency services will also be approved.

In the order, the district administration, police and local agencies have been asked to strictly follow the rules and regulations. At the same time, the Election Commission of Bengal has postponed the elections to 4 municipal corporations for three weeks till February 12 in view of the increase in corona cases. According to the State Election Commission, Siliguri Municipal Corporation, Chandranagar Municipal Corporation, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and Asansol Municipal elections will be held on 12 February instead of 22 January. Voting will be held from 7 am to 5 pm.

Earlier in the day, the Mamata Banerjee government had sent a letter to the Election Commission, approving the rescheduling of the election dates due to the pandemic situation. The Kolkata High Court had also asked the commission to explore the possibility of postponing the civic polls for 4 to 6 weeks in view of the increase in cases.

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