India Unlocks Step-By-Step: Assam, Bengal Lift Most Corona Curbs

COVID-19 cases are plunging in India with around 27,000 new cases reported today. And step-by-step India is now unlocking.

Many states have now decided to remove COVID curbs.

Here is how India is unlocking after the third wave of COVID-19:

West Bengal government has announced reopening of schools from February 16. However, night curfew will remain in force from midnight to 5 am till February 28. The ban on incoming international flights has also been withdrawn.

Assam government has also reopened schools from today. The current curfew timings is from 10 pm, but will soon be relaxed to 11 pm, said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Karnataka government had decided to reopen
schools from February 1, post the COVID-19 third wave, however, it was later closed after hijab controversy erupted. The schools have again started to function from today.

COVID-19 curbs have been relaxed in Maharashtra too. While schools in Maharashtra opened from Janaury 24, the government has allowed more guests at marriage functions, and also permitted swimming pools, water parks, theatres and restaurants to remain open with 50 per cent capacity.

Delhi has reopened schools from February 14.

Cinema halls, restaurants and government offices have been permitted to open with 50per cent capacity. The weekend curfew which was imposed in the wake of COVID-19 has bee removed, however, night curfew between 11 pm and 5 am is still in place.

AIIMS Delhi has also discontinued routine CThe COVID-19 cases are plunging with around 27,000 new cases reported across the nation. As the third wave of the virus has way past its peak, many states have now decided to remove the restrictions that were imposed to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Here is how India is reopening after the third wave of COVID-19:

West Bengal government has announced to reopen schools from February 16. However, the night curfew will remain in force from midnight to 5 am till February 28. The ban on incoming international flights has also been withdrawn.

Assam government has also announced to reopen schools from today, however, there is no  relaxations in curfew timings. The current curfew timings is from 10 pm, but will soon be relaxed to 11 pm, said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Karnataka government announced schools to reopen from February 1, post the COVID-19 third wave, however, it was later closed after hijab controversy erupted. The schools have again started to function from today.

COVID-19 curbs are also relaxed in Maharashtra. While the schools in Maharashtra opened from Janaury 24, the government has allowed more guests at marriage functions, and also permitted swimming pools, water parks, theatres and restaurants to remain open with 50 per cent capacity.

Delhi government has also announced to reopen schools from February 14, however, it had earlier announced to reopen cinema halls, restaurants and government offices with 50per cent capacity. The weekend curfew which was imposed in the wake of COVID-19 is also removed, however, night curfew between 11 pm and 5 am is still in place.

Importantly, AIIMS Delhi has discontinued routine COVID-19 testing prior to inpatient hospitalization and surgeries.

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