Kolkata: The West Bengal government has allowed 50 people at marriage functions and funerals during the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown from July 1 to 31.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said morning walks will be allowed from 5.30 am till 8.30 am, provided social distancing and all other norms are strictly followed.
"From now onwards, we will be allowing 50 people both at weddings and last rites," Banerjee said.
The state government stated that the lockdown measures in containment zones, known as affected areas in West Bengal, stand extended till July 31.
Schools, ICDS centres, colleges, educational training/coaching institutions, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls will remain closed till July 31, it stated.
There will be restrictions on social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religions congregations in the state, the order said.
The movement of individuals will remain prohibited between 10 pm and 5 am except for essential activities, including the operation of industrial units in shifts, movement, loading and unloading of goods and travel of persons to destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes, it added.