Lockdown in containment zones prolonged in Bengal until Aug 31, biweekly curbs to proceed


Kolkata, July 28

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced on Tuesday that the lockdown within the containment zones of the state will proceed until August 31 as additionally the biweekly restrictions in place to verify the unfold of COVID-19.

Addressing a press convention, Banerjee stated faculties and faculties will stay closed until August 31 and a call on their reopening will probably be taken in September.

“The lockdown in containment zones will continue till August 31. The biweekly total lockdown across the state will also remain in place till the end of next month,” Banerjee stated.

Total lockdown will probably be imposed on August 2, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 31, Banerjee stated.

“The biweekly lockdown will be implemented mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. But since festivals like Eid as also Independence Day are happening on Saturdays, lockdown will be enforced on some other day,” she stated.

The resolution to implement biweekly lockdown was taken earlier this month amid suspected neighborhood transmission in some elements of the state.

The state had reported over 60,000 COVID-19 instances until Monday. PTI



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