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Flight restrictions to Kolkata from six cities eased from September 1

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee   | Photo Credit: PTI

The West Bengal government on Wednesday relaxed the restriction on domestic flight arrivals from six cities to Kolkata from September 1. The restrictions from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad started from the first week of July and will continue till the end of August.

“We have received several requests to resume flight operations from six COVID-19 hotspot cities. So from September 1, flight services from these six States can resume thrice a week,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said at the Secretariat.

She said schools and colleges will continue to remain closed till September 20. Metro and suburban trains can start operations in a limited capacity with physical distancing and other precautions. She said the State government will review the situation on September 17.

The State government also extended the bi-weekly lockdown till the middle of September — 7, 11 and 12.

COVID-19 cases touch 1.47 lakh

The State recorded 2,974 infections in the past 24 hours taking the number to 1,47,775. It recorded 55 deaths taking the number to 2,964. Kolkata recorded 19 deaths and the North 24 Parganas district 10. The discharge rate has improved to 79.75%.

The number of daily infections in Kolkata was 554 and the North 24 Parganas 512.

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