In a bid to curb the rapid spread of Coronavirus in the aftermath of the festive season, the West Bengal government on Friday announced that it has extended the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions till November 30, 2021.Along with that, it also issued a new set of Covid-19 guidelines putting a restriction on the movement of people.
The ongoing restrictions were set to be in effect till October 30 which has now been expanded keeping in mind the upcoming festivals.
Earlier, all outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles had been relaxed between 11 pm to 5 am from October 10 to October during the Durga Puja.Wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and health, and following hygiene protocols, however, was made mandatory.
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In addition, the new guidelines also assert the need to follow covid safety protocols, social distancing, and wearing of masks at all times.It also calls upon employers, supervisors, management bodies to ensure sanitization of workplaces and to look into the vaccination and health of its employees.
The govt also reiterates that work from home will be encouraged in scenarios where it is possible and practical while warning that any violation of Covid norms will be dealt with strictly.
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