West Bengal Lockdown News: A day after announcing complete lockdown twice every week, the Wet Bengal government on Tuesday declared total shutdown on July 23, 25 and 29 to contain the spread of COVID-19. Also Read - Majority of People in Kathmandu Don't Wear Masks: Report
Issuing a notification the state government said that there will be a complete lockdown in West Bengal on July 23, 25 and 29. Also Read - Coronavirus: India Crosses 24 Lakh-mark; Centre Claims Recovery Rate Rising, Fatality Declining | Top Developments
The West Bengal government had on Monday decided to impose complete shutdown across the state on Thursday and Saturday this week. State Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay had said that complete lockdown will be in force across West Bengal for two days every week. Also Read - Surprisingly COVID-19 Virus Impacts Patients Differently
During the lockdown, all government and private offices, commercial establishments, public and private transport will be shut. Moreover, the movement of people is strictly prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM on the three days except for essential and emergency activities.
Courts and correctional services
Operations at tea gardens
Movement of intrastate and interstate goods
Home delivery of cooked food
What’s Not Allowed
Government and private offices
Public and private transport
Movement of people
The state government had on Monday said community transmission of coronavirus has been recorded in a few areas of the state and had announced there will be a complete lockdown for two days every week till August 31.
As per the fresh order, emergency services like fire, electricity, water and conservancy activities, health services including movement of health personnel, patients by public and private transport and pharmacies have been kept out of the purview of the lockdown.
Courts and correctional services, agricultural activities, operations at tea gardens, movement of intrastate and interstate goods besides home delivery of cooked food will be allowed to function as usual on the three lockdown days.
Norms of physical distancing, wearing of masks, health and hygiene protocol must be strictly adhered to at all times, the government order added.
The development comes as the state on Tuesday recorded 2,261 new COVID-19 positive cases and 35 deaths. Total number of cases rise to 47,030 including 17,813 active cases, 28,035 discharged cases and 1,182 deaths.