The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on Monday (May 10) allowed religious and cultural programmes ahead of the upcoming festival of Eid. However, a cap has been placed on 50 people. Eidprayers and gathering at Red Road in Kolkata will also not be held this year amid the surge in coronavirus cases.
"In this COVID-19 situation, we have allowed religious and cultural programs with a maximum of 50 people. No Eid prayers and gatherings will be there at Red Road as decided by Muslim leaders. I request that there should be no big gatherings as Azaan can be heard from home," the Chief Minister said.
"We have taken strict measures to curb the virus," she added while addressing a press conference at the state secretariat following the first cabinet meeting of her newly formed government.