West Bengal government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown in the state from Sunday till May 30 in an order to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, on complete lockdown in West Bengal, said that “We are taking strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, starting Sunday 6 am till 6 pm of May 30.”
In the meanwhile, all the government and private offices, shopping complexes, malls, bars, sports complexes, pubs and beauty parlours would remain closed, Alapan said.
However, sweetmeat vendors would be allowed to function between 10 am and 5 pm while petrol pumps will remain open and so will banks, although only between 10 am to 2 pm.
Likewise, no cultural, political, academic, administrative, or religious events will be allowed in the state during the lockdown. Similarly, no outdoor congregations would be allowed between 9 pm and 5 am, the government said.
For the wedding, not more than 50 people would be allowed, Bandyopadhyay said.
West Bengal reported 20,846 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the caseload to over 10.94 lakh.
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