Kolkata, July 25
Normal life got here to a grinding halt in West Bengal on Saturday as an entire lockdown was enforced throughout the state to interrupt the chain of surging novel coronavirus circumstances.
All retailers have been shut and all modes of transport went off the roads as a part of the state authorities’s plan to clamp restrictions two days every week. The same lockdown will happen subsequent Wednesday.
Only drugs retailers and well being institutions have been allowed to stay open throughout the lockdown throughout the state.
Flight operations on the Kolkata airport have been additionally suspended throughout the lockdown as the federal government had requested the Civil Aviation Ministry that no flights ought to function throughout the lockdown.
Police patrolled all main site visitors intersections within the metropolis to maintain a test on folks popping out on the streets with none legitimate motive. Barricades have been additionally put up in varied elements of the state to cease folks from popping out of their properties, officers stated.
Public and personal workplaces have been closed and public transport was off the roads as the federal government has imposed restrictions on their plying. Commercial institutions and markets have been additionally closed.
Several trains at Howrah and Sealdah stations have been additionally cancelled.
More than 3,800 folks have been arrested for flouting lockdown tips on Thursday when the primary bi-weekly lockdown was enforced.
West Bengal has up to now registered 53,973 COVID-19 circumstances and 1,290 deaths until Friday. — PTI