The West Bengal government extended the lockdown period to 15 June with further relaxation and certain conditions in the state. With this, internal and outdoor activities related to TV and film production have been allowed from June 1, but no more than 35 people will be allowed in the unit working at the same time. However, the ban on the production of realty shows will remain. The announcement comes ahead of the fourth phase of the lockdown, which ends on May 31.
Earlier, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday announced to extend the nationwide lockdown in the prohibited areas of the country by 30 June. Also said that from June 8, hospitality services, hotels and shopping malls will be allowed to be opened in a phased manner.
The statement issued by the West Bengal government said that the state government has decided to extend the lockdown for two more weeks, which will remain in effect till June 15 with further exemptions and conditions.
Accordingly, it was felt that lockdown should remain in force in prohibited areas in order to prevent the spread of the corona virus, as well as to reopen it to encourage socio-economic activities in other areas.
The government order said that the owners of the department and private establishments should ensure strict adherence to social distance rules and maintaining cleanliness and if it is violated, the exemption given will be forced to be withdrawn.