West Bengal extends Covid-19 restrictions in state till August 15, while night curfew hours to remain in place between 9 pm to 5 am except for emergency and essential services. The State Executive Committee of West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority recommended a further extension of restriction measures as already in force with graded and calibrated approach to relaxations as required after a review of the current situation of Covid pandemic. Issuing a press release, the state government reiterated that wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing and health & hygiene protocol must be followed at all times. There was no word on the resumption of local train services. Metro services will operate for five days a week for the general public. The notification added that work from home must be encouraged as far as possible and practical.