Mamata government opens factories, tea, paan shops in green zones

Mamata government opens factories, tea, paan shops in green zones

The West Bengal government announced a slew of relaxations in the Covid-19 lockdown on Wednesday, especially for small shops, factories, and construction activities in the green zones of the state.

Holding a press conference, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "We want clear directions from the center over Covid-19 lockdown... I request everyone to please stay indoors. Our experts have also given similar feedback that we must stay alert till the last week of May."

As per the new guidelines, single-unit shops such as stationery shops, color shops, electronics, hardware, mobile, laundry, tea, and paan shops will be allowed to open in green zones in the state from May 1. However, Mamata Banerjee warned people that while tea shops will open, people will not be allowed to gather there.

Other than small shops, factories, and construction activities will also be allowed to resume work in green zones, provided all health protocols are followed.