West Bengal Lockdown Extension News: Amid rising cases of coronavirus, the West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose complete shutdown in all containment zones and buffer zones across the state from July 9 for 14 days. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown Dates: Curfew on August 28 Withdrawn, Here's the New List of 6 Days

The total lockdown in containment zones of the state will come into force from 5 PM on July 9. The state government issued the order to this effect in the wake of the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases across West Bengal. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in West Bengal Cross 1 Lakh-mark, Death Toll Rises to 2149

In the latest order, the state government has enlarged the domain of containment zones by including ‘buffer zones’ within such areas as well. Also Read - Unlock 3.0 in Gurugram: Worship in Religious Places Allowed From Tomorrow | Read Here

What’s allowed during shutdown?

Essential services

Stand-alone shops

What’s not allowed during shutdown?

Functioning of all offices

Non-essential activities

Congregations

Social gathering

Transport

Marketing

Trading

Industrial activities

The development comes as the death toll due to COVID-19 in West Bengal went up to 779 on Monday with a record 22 fatalities in a day. Over 861 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the infection tally in the state to 22,987.