Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday decided to further relax COVID-induced restrictions in view of declining cases and Durga Puja festivities, allowing all shops, restaurants and bars to remain open as per the normal operational hours, reports news agency ANI.Also Read - Bangladesh: Two Men Killed in Fresh Religious Violence, Death Toll Rises to Six

“Late closing of bars may be allowed as per the extant rules,” the order reads. According to the official statement, the order will be effective from October 10 to October 20. Also Read - International Flights: US to Allow Fully Vaccinated Foreign Passengers From THIS Date

Meanwhile, the state has reported a total of 15,74,801 COVID-19 cases so far, including 7,625 active cases. However, the cumulative death rate stands at 18,882 at present. Under the nationwide vaccination drive, West Bengal has administered over 6.19 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. Also Read - 4 Dead, Several Injured As Car Crashes Into Crowd in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur; Video Captures Horrific Moment

(Based on ANI inputs)