Lockdown In Bengal For 2 Weeks

Lockdown In Bengal For 2 Weeks

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Lockdown In Bengal For 2 Weeks From Tomorrow, Essential Services Allowed Even West Bengal’s transport services, including Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt under the Covid lockdown, the government has said.

Highlights

All offices and educational institutions will be shut down

Even transport services, including Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt

Only emergency services will be allowed

Kolkata: The West Bengal government today announced that the state will go under a near lockdown for two weeks starting tomorrow. Looking to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, all offices and educational institutions will be shut down during this period. Even transport services, including Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt, the government has said.

Only emergency services will be allowed, the state’s notification says, adding that groceries and shops selling essential items will stay open between 7 am to 10 am, West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said today.

Interestingly, sweetmeat vendors will be allowed to function between 10 am and 5 pm. Similarly, petrol pumps will stay open and so will banks, although only between 10 am to 2 pm.


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