West Bengal: Metro, flights from COVID-19 hotspots to resume


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday (August 26) that current lockdown measures will remain in place in the state till 20th September and a complete lockdown would be observed on 7th, 11th and 12th September. After a Cabinet meeting, Mamata said that Metro Railway can resume services by observing social distancing and other precautionary norms.

The Chief Minister further added, “Schools, colleges and other educational institutes would remain closed in the state till September 20. The other existing restrictions would be in place. There would be complete Lockdown in the state on September 7, 11, and 12.”

Announcing a series of relaxations, she also allowed resumption of flight operations from six COVID hotspot states but extended the closure of educational institutes till September 20.

She said, “We have received several requests to resume flight operations from six COVID hotspot states. So from September 1, flight services from these six states can resume thrice a week.”


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