The restrictions were earlier extended up to July 30 as the Kolkata Metro was allowed to run on weekdays with 50% capacity. West Bengal introduced the restrictions from May 16 when the daily count of Covid-19 cases crossed the 20,000-mark. The restrictions were extended for 15 days with certain relaxations.
The Covid-19 cases shot up to 815 on Wednesday after remaining below the 700 marks for two days. Kolkata and its two adjoining districts of South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas account for nearly one-third of the total cases. Darjeeling, with 62 cases, recorded the maximum number of infections on Wednesday.
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