Bengal, June 14: West Bengal government on Monday extended lockdown like restrictions till 1st July in the state in a bid to contain the fast-spreading viral disease.

The government also announced certain relaxations. The state government has also eased certain curbs during the lockdown period.

As per the new order, government offices in West Bengal have been allowed to operate with 25 per cent manpower, while private and corporate offices can remain open from 10 am to 4 pm with 25 per cent strength.

Shops in the shopping mall and complexes allowed to open between 11 am and 6 pm with a 50 per cent workforce. Sports activities can also resume without spectators. All education institutes and waterways will remain closed. Movement of private vehicles to remain suspended excluding for emergency, the West Bengal CM announced.

West Bengal’s COVID-19 tally rose to 14,61,257 on Sunday as 3,984 more people tested positive for the infection, while 84 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 16,896. North 24 Parganas district recorded the highest number of new cases at 597, followed by 426 in Kolkata.

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North 24 Parganas also registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 20, followed by Kolkata (15) and Howrah (nine).