West Bengal extends partial lockdown till August 31

New Delhi (NVI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced the extension of partial lockdown in state till August 31. There will be a complete shutdown across the state for two days every week.

“We are extending the partial lockdown in the state, which was in force till July 31, till August 31,” she said. Making an exemption, Banerjee said that there will be no lockdown in the state on August 1, on the occasion of Bakr Eid.

The Chief Minister stated that a total lockdown across the state will also be implemented on July 29, August 2 and 5.

In addition to this, lockdown in the containment zones has also been extended till August 31.

All the government and private offices, commercial establishments, public and private transport will remain shut. Only the essential services will be functional. Petrol pumps are allowed to open.

Furthermore, the functioning of courts, work in agricultural fields and tea gardens, intra-state and inter-state goods movements and home delivery of cooked food will be permitted.

West Bengal reported a record number of cases today. At least 2,112 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state stood at 60,830.

-CHK