West Bengal allows fairs, wedding ceremonies; covid curb

Coronavirus restrictions: West Bengal government has allowed fairs in open spaces. (file)

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday extended the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions till January 31, allowing fairs in open grounds to strictly adhere to safety norms, an official order said.

The state government allowed wedding ceremonies with a maximum of 200 attendees or 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity, whichever is less.

“Restrictions and relaxation measures and advisories have already been extended till 31/01/2022. Marriage related functions with maximum 200 people at a time or 50 percent seating capacity of the hall/venue whichever is less. fairThe order issued by Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said that the fair can be allowed in the open air in a very restricted manner following the COVID-19 protocols.

Except for health, law and order, transportation of essential commodities including agricultural produce and other emergency services, all outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles will be strictly prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am.

In the order, the district administration, police and local authorities have been asked to ensure strict compliance of the instructions.

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