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Restrictions to continue in Bengal till May 21: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Restrictions enforced in West Bengal to struggle Covid-19 will proceed until Might 21 with curbs on regular life various in depth primarily based on the extent of unfold of the viral an infection in a selected space, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Monday.

“We want the restrictions to continue till May 21. We have to be careful till that time,” Banerjee informed media individuals on the state secretariat Nabanna.

The Chief Minister, nevertheless, clarified that she was not asserting any extension on lockdown, as that call will likely be taken by the central authorities.

“I am talking of restrictions, which is different from the lockdown,” she added.

Banerjee stated whereas the restrictions could be strictly carried out in each crimson zone (areas with massive variety of corona optimistic circumstances), the impression will likely be much less extreme in orange zones (areas with a restricted variety of circumstances previously and with no surge in optimistic circumstances lately, the place restricted actions could be allowed).

Districts with no coronavirus optimistic circumstances are included in inexperienced zones.

“If an area which is now an orange zone, shows an increase in the prevalence of the disease and enters the red zone, the restrictions will be made stiffer, and vice versa. There will be more relaxations given in the green zones, but the areas will be placed under stiffer restrictions if more positive cases are detected putting them under orange or red zone categories,” she stated.

The Chief Minister introduced formation of a cupboard committee on COVID administration, chaired by Finance and Industries Minister Amit Mitra. Schooling Minister Partha Chatterjee, City Growth Minister Firhad Hakim and Minister of State for Well being Chandrima Bhattacharya will likely be a part of the committee. Mitra and Chatterjee will earn a living from home.

The Chief Secretary, the Well being Secretary, and the Residence Secretary will likely be among the many committee members.

Banerjee stated her authorities was discussing on resuming extra actions in rural areas which come underneath the inexperienced zone.

She introduced that dwelling supply firms, which have been so lengthy allowed to ferry solely important items, would now be permitted to succeed in non-essential gadgets additionally.

“We have to think of giving relaxations that won’t harm the people,” she stated.

She stated although relaxations have been given on 100 days’ job assure scheme, the issue was in getting labourers.

The Chief Minister appealed to the centre to make sure worldwide borders have been closed, and never enable home and worldwide flights, and prepare providers until the scenario normalises. Inter-state bus providers or journey additionally shouldn’t be allowed, apart from emergencies.

(IANS)

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