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Lock down extended in West Bengal upto June 30th, by the CM Mamata banerjee.

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Lock down extended in West Bengal upto June 30th, by the CM Mamata banerjee.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced extending coronavirus lockdown restrictions till June 30 in the state, news agency ANI reported.

“The lockdown is being extended in the state till June 30, with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place. Earlier, we had allowed only 10 people at social programmes such as a marriage or a funeral ceremony, now we have increased it to 25,” she said after a meeting of the state cabinet.

The state has also decided to extend the quarantine period from 14 to 21 days.

West Bengal, in the meantime, has been recording high daily numbers of coronavirus cases. For third day in a row, the state reported highest single-day spike in fresh coronavirus cases.

Further, the Trinamool Congress government has already relaxed curbs in the state starting June 1. The government has permitted places of worship to reopen while also allowing full operationalisation of the jute, tea and construction sectors.

The Mamata government had earlier officially extended the lockdown in the state till June 15.

On Monday, as Unlock 1.0 kicked in, people in West Bengal thronged the streets of Kolkata in large numbers. Reports said many people were seen flouting social-distancing norms.