West Bengal Lockdown Extension: Almost a month after gradually opening up activities as allowed by the Centre, the West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to put the containment zones of the state under complete shutdown from July 9, 5 PM onwards. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: Flight Operations Suspended on Lockdown Days, People Still Flouting Restrictions
Over 1,000 areas will come under strict restrictions from July 9, as the state government — allegedly waking up late to the crisis — has also put the buffer zones under the restrictions. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: No Lockdown on August 2, 9, Mamata Revises August Lockdown Schedule. Here's Why
Here is the list of areas that will come under restrictions: Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: 12 Special Trains Cancelled From Howrah, Sealdah | Trains Cancelled on July 29
Kolkata city has 33 containment zones, while in neighbouring South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, there are 155 and 219 such zones, respectively, according to an official data.
The containment zones and buffer zones around them were clubbed together to constitute a “broad-based” containment zone.
Kolkata: Ultadanga, Phoolbagan, Kankurgachi, Hudco, Beliaghata, Bhowanipore, Alipore, Bijoygarh, Jadavpur, New Alipore, Kasba, Mukundapur, and Ajaynagar are among the 33 containment zones in Kolkata, the official data showed.
On the official website, however, the number has not been updated since July 1, when the number was 18. Check list
North 24 Parganas: The 219 containment zones include areas of Rajarhat, Swarupnagar, Hasnabad, places under the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, Bongaon, Dum Dum, Habra, Halisahar, Barrackpore, Barasat and Basirhat. Check list
South 24 Parganas: It has 155 containment zones. Check List
Howrah: Check list
Hooghly: Check list
Nadia: Check list
Purba Medinipur: Check list
Paschim Medinipur: Check list
Malda: Check list
Jalpaiguri: Check list
Darjeeling: Check list
Kalimpong: Check list
Uttar Dinajpur: Check list
Dakshin Dinajpur: Check list
Murshidabad: Check list
Bankura: Check list
Birbhum: Check list
Cooch Behar: Check list
West Bengal has reported a total of 23,837 cases till Tuesday and the contagion has claimed the lives of 804 people.