Mamata Banerjee government Announces Complete Lockdown Until May 30

The Mamata Banerjee government has announced a full 14-day closure

Kolkata: In a bid to battle the deadly Coronavirus wave, West Bengal Govt has announced fresh restrictions till May 30 after the state recorded the highest single-day surge. The Mamata Banerjee government announced the complete lockdown for 14 days starting tomorrow.

What Will Open and What Will Be Closed:

  • Industries and factories to remain shut.
  • Inter-state trains, buses and metro services to remain shut.
  • All gatherings, including religious gatherings, to be prohibited.
  • Tea gardens to operate with 50% of workforce.
  • Jute mills to operate with 30% of the workforce.
  • Schools, colleges and all education facilities to remain shut
  • Retail shops to remain open only till 7 am till 10 am.
  • Sweets and meat shops allowed to remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Medical shops and optical shops will remain open as usual.
  • Private cars, taxis exempted from emergency essential services.
  • Goods carrier to remain suspended except for medical and food services
  • All political, entertainment, cultural, religious gathering prohibited.
  • All industries and manufacturing units will remain closed except for food and medical supplies and medical packaging services.
  • Parks and zoos will remain closed.
  • Shopping complexes, malls, restaurants, salons, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed.
  • Essential emergency services will be allowed to function.

West Bengal on Friday registered its highest one-day number of 20,846 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 10,94,802, the health department said in a statement.

The figure rose to 12,993 after another 136 people, including five prominent doctors, contracted the disease, the report said.

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