Government of West Bengal
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711102
No- 753/X-ISS/2M-22/2020 Dated: 30/09/2021
Whereas, in order to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state government vide order No. 753/IX-ISS/2M-22/2020 dated 15/09/2021 read with various orders issued earlier, notified certain restriction and relaxation measures in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, which are in effect till 30th September 2021.
Whereas, after a review of the current situation of COVID pandemic, State Executive Committee of West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority recommended further extension of restriction measures as already in force.
Accordingly, in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, and in continuation of earlier orders, restriction and relaxation measures as already in force vide aforesaid orders stand extended upto 30/10/2021.
All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles shall continue to be strictly prohibited between 11PM to 5AM except for health services, law and order, essential commodities including agricultural produce and other emergency services. However, in view of the ensuing festive period the said restriction relating to movement of people and vehicles between 11 PM to 5 AM is relaxed during 10th October 2021 to 20th October 2021.
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, vaccination of employees and for compliance of stated directives and COVID appropriate norms. Work from home must be encouraged as far as possible and practical.
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