On the 7th of July, the West Bengal Government announced complete lockdown in the containment zones of the State.
In the wake of the increasing numbers of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.
The lockdown imposed would be enforced from the 9th of July 5:00 P.M.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) issued a government notice regarding the same.
The decision was confirmed by Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, after the hours long meeting.
The meeting was held at Nabanna, West Bengal on the afternoon of the 7th of July.
As per the issued guidelines, all private as well as government offices would remain shut, malls, restaurants, transportation and other services would be suspended.
According to sources, the imposed lockdown would be imposed in all the containment zones and buffer zones.
The State Government decided to combine containment zones and buffer zones and impose the lockdown.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay, the Additional Chief Secretary to the Home Ministry of West Bengal, issued the orders which read, “These broader containment zones may be subjected to strict lockdown and all offices, government and private, all non-essential activities, congregations, transportations and all marketing, industrial and trading activities be closed.”
According to sources, there were 18 containment zones and 1,872 isolation units in Kolkata itself.
As per revised containment zones, Kolkata has 33 containment zones, North 24 Parganas has 219 containment zones,
South 24 Parganas has 155 containment zones.
Other district which are under lockdown are:
Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Malda, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Bankura.
Recently, the West Bengal Government suspended flight services from 6 cities including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Pune and Nagpur.
The lockdown which is scheduled to begin from 5:00 P.M., 9th of July would continue until further notice.
However, the State Government did not announce any date for the end of the imposed lockdown.
Stay tuned for further updates.