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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee relaxes night curfew, restriction now from 10 pm to 5 am

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The West Bengal Chief Minister also said that Metro railways should resume from July 1, following all precautionary and sanitisation norms.

Earlier this week, CM Mamata Banerjee had announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in West Bengal till July 31. (Photo: PTI)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that night curfew will remain in force between 10 pm and 5 am, instead of current 9 pm to 5 am, during the extended coronavirus lockdown till July 31.

She also said she wants the metro services to resume from July 1, but only with 100% seat occupancy, and no passenger standing.

“We have decided that (from July 1) the night curfew hours will be from 10 pm to 5 am. We also want the Metro railways to resume services from July 1, by following all the precautionary and sanitisation norms and only with 100% seat occupancy policy,” Banerjee told a press conference here.

She said the Kolkata metro railways should ensure that it is running trains without any passenger standing or coaches being overcrowded.

Earlier this week, Banerjee had announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown till July 31.

She also accused opposition parties of indulging in politics at the time of crisis to score political brownie points.

Speaking about her party’s Martyr’s Day rally on July 21, Banerjee said it would be observed, but in a much different way. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths, and access our dedicated coronavirus page.
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