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 - India Unlocks: From Delhi To Karnataka, States Relax Covid Curbs: Check What's Allowed Where, What’s Not

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 - List of People in Bengal Entitled to Use Beacon Light (Lal Batti) on Cars

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 - Kerala Lockdown BIG UPDATE: Kerala Govt Announces Complete Lockdown On These Days, Check Guidelines Here

What’s allowed during shutdown?

Essential services

Stand-alone shops

What’s not allowed during shutdown?

Functioning of all offices

Non-essential activities


Social gathering




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.