Strict lockdown enforced throughout West Bengal; violators taken to process

Kolkata, August 31

Normal life was affected throughout West Bengal on Monday, the final day of the month, with most individuals preferring to stay indoors and autos staying off the roads, as a complete lockdown was enforced throughout the state.

Violation of the shutdown norms was, nevertheless, witnessed in some districts, the place the police took the offenders to process.

In Cooch Behar, the offenders, as soon as caught, needed to bear fast antigen take a look at.

Streets within the metropolis and elsewhere largely wore a abandoned look, with police personnel maintaining a strict watch on all main thoroughfares, and site visitors intersections.

Those who stepped out had been requested to supply proof to justify their want for leaving dwelling amid the shutdown.

All authorities and personal institutions, banks, outlets and marketplaces remained closed because of the lockdown.

Essential providers, corresponding to drugs outlets and milk provide had been stored out of the purview of the shutdown. Petrol pumps additionally remained operational in the course of the day.

Flight providers at Kolkata worldwide airport remained suspended, whereas long-distance trains had been rescheduled at Howrah and Sealdah termini.

Ferry providers by way of inland waterways additionally didn’t function on Monday.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, over 1.5 lakh individuals contracted the illness in Bengal, of which no less than 3,100 succumbed to the dreaded virus. PTI

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