Didi relaxes night curfew hours in extended lockdown period

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday relaxed the night curfew hours during the extended Covid-19 lockdown across the state. She said the new restrictions will apply from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from the earlier 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. everyday.

Earlier this week, Banerjee had extended the lockdown in the state till July 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19 infections.

“We have decided that from July 1 the night curfew hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., instead of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. We had understood that it is not possible for some people to get home by 9 p.m. So we have extended the timing by an hour,” Banerjee told a press conference at the state secretariat Nabanno building here.

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