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West Bengal lockdown: Check out the new hours for stores, markets, and weekly bazaars.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government extended COVID-related restrictions until July 15, announcing some relaxations on Monday (June 28).

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at a press conference that public buses with 50% capacity will be allowed to operate in the state.

She also stated that government and private offices would be permitted to operate with a 50% workforce.

Gymnasiums and beauty salons can also operate at 50% capacity from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., she adds.

West Bengal is under lockdown; here’s what you can and can’t do:

1. Parlors, salons, and spas will be permitted to operate at 50% capacity from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vaccinations are required for both employees and customers.

2. Bazaar and markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. All retail establishments will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3. Gyms will be open at 50% capacity from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the morning and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the evening.

4. Private and government buses will operate at half capacity.

5. Private and corporate offices will reopen with a 50% staffing level from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. E-passes will be required.

6. Banks will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

7. Maintaining the operation of special trains and the metro.

8. Bars and restaurants will open with a 50% seating capacity from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

9. Shopping malls will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a 30 percent crowd.

10. All political and social gatherings will be halted.

11. Marriage ceremonies will be limited to 50 people, with a funeral procession limited to 20.

According to a state government bulletin issued on Sunday, West Bengal has registered 1,836 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The state also saw 2,022 recoveries, bringing the total to 14,55,453. With 29 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total death toll has risen to 17,612.

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