Kolkata, 27th May: Bengal has extended Covid-related restrictions on services and movement till June 15. Restrictions currently in place were announced on May 15 and were due to expire at the end of the month.
Mamata Banerjee said Covid numbers in the state – one of those worst affected by the second wave – were declining and, for the economy’s sake, she was not announcing a “total lockdown”.
“Please don’t call this a lockdown. Covid numbers have come down and for the sake of the economy there will be no total lockdown,” the Chief Minister said, adding, “The pandemic situation in the state has eased a little because of existing restrictions.”