West Bengal extends coronavirus lockdown till July 31 with certain relaxations

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Wednesday announced an extension of the lockdown till July 31 with certain relaxations in order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

However, the restrictions will continue in containment zones across the state.

The ongoing lockdown was scheduled to end on June 30.

In an earlier announcement, the state government extended the closure of all educational institutions in the state till July 31.

The institutions include all state-run and state-aided schools, colleges as well as universities across the state.

Earlier in the day,  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an all-party meeting at Nabanna here over Covid-19 situation in the state.

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Manoj Howladar, Communist Party of India leader Swapan Banerjee and Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya were among those who participated in the meeting.

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