Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday (October 9, 2021) announced further relaxations in COVID measures during Durga puja. For the period of October 10 to October 20, all shops, restaurants and bars can remain open as per normal operational hours. Also, late closing of bars may be allowed as per extant rules.
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On Wednesday, the state had issued a detailed guidelines for Durga Puja asking pandals to be kept open from all sides. It has banned cultural programs and state immersion carnival will not be held this year.
“This year Puja is being organised and celebrated in the middle of this unprecedented pandemic. This demands proper and adequate health safety measures for the citizens. Puja Committees must ensure the health and safety norms for themselves and for the participants and visitors,” the advisory on October 6 read.