The West Bengal authorities at present introduced that the state will go beneath a whole lockdown for 2 weeks beginning tomorrow. Seeking to curb the unfold of COVID-19 infections, all places of work and academic establishments can be shut down. Even transport providers, together with Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt, the federal government has stated.
Solely emergency providers can be allowed, the state’s notification says, including that groceries and outlets promoting important gadgets will keep open between 7 am to 10 am.
Apparently, sweetmeat distributors can be allowed to perform between 10 am and 5 pm. Equally, petrol pumps will keep open and so will banks, though solely between 10 am to 2 pm.
Whereas industries can be closed, tea gardens can be allowed to perform however solely at 50 per cent energy.
No cultural, political, tutorial, administrative, or spiritual occasions and capabilities can be allowed within the state in the course of the lockdown and no outside congregations can be permitted between 9 pm and 5 am, the federal government has stated.
“Not more than 50 individuals allowed in wedding ceremony capabilities,” West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay stated at present.
The state reported 20,846 contemporary Covid circumstances and 136 deaths associated to the illness yesterday. The variety of lively circumstances has elevated by 1,579, too.
The state elected a brand new authorities solely not too long ago, following a protracted eight-phase election that noticed hectic campaigning. Many see the spike in Covid circumstances within the state as a direct results of the election throughout which the pandemic protocol was not often noticed.