Government of West Bengal
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah -711102
NO- 753/XXIII-ISS/2M-22/2020 Dated: 14/02/2022
Whereas, in order to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state government vide order No 753/XXII-ISS/2M-22/2020 dated 31/01/2022 read with previous orders notified certain restriction and relaxation measures and advisory in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, which are in force till 15/02/2022.
Whereas, after a review of the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, State Executive Committee of West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority recommended to continue with certain restrictions and allow relaxations as essential in the larger public interest.
Accordingly, in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, restriction and relaxation measures and advisory as already in force stand extended up to 28/02/2022.
In addition to the relaxations already in force vide earlier orders, following additional relaxations are hereby notified with effect from 16/02/2022:
i) Opening of all ICDS centres. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by Women & Child Development and Social Welfare Department in this regard.
ii) Opening of all primary and upper primary schools. A separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by School Education Department in this regard.
iii) Movement of people and vehicles and public gatherings of any kind shall now be prohibited between 12 midnight to 5 AM. Only essential and emergency services shall be permitted.
Wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing and health & hygiene protocol must be followed at all times.
Employers/ management bodies/ owners/ supervisors of all offices, establishments and work places shall be responsible for provisioning of all COVID safety measures including regular sanitization of work places and COVID appropriate norms.
District administration, police commissionerates and local authorities shall ensure strict compliance of the stated directives. Any violation of the restriction measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and under Indian Penal Code.
Sd/- Chief Secretary