West Bengal Government Announces Rath Yatra Holiday Tomorrow

All state government offices, educational institutions, urban and local bodies, corporations, undertakings etc under the control of the state government shall remain closed tomorrow, an order read.

West Bengal Government Announces Rath Yatra Holiday Tomorrow

Bengal government advised employees to avoid gatherings amid coronavirus (Representational)

Kolkata:

The West Bengal government today announced that all its offices will remain closed tomorrow on account of Rath Yatra holiday.

All state government offices, educational institutions, urban and local bodies, corporations, undertakings and other grant-in-aid institutions under the control of the state government shall remain closed tomorrow, a Finance department order said.

The state government advised its employees to avoid gatherings and strictly maintain social distancing while taking part in the festival amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it said.

"... in order to observe the auspicious occasion and to pay obeisance to the Lord while at home, it has been decided that all state government offices, educational institutions, urban and local bodies, corporations, undertakings and other grant-in-aid institutions under the control of the state government shall remain closed tomorrow," the order said.