Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee performed down the brand new lockdown that may come into power from 5 pm tomorrow throughout containment zones of the state, saying there is no such thing as a must make a mountain out of molehill. The lockdown will probably be in power for seven days and prolonged if essential, she stated. She additionally rejected the listing of latest containment zones for the South 24 Parganas district, as a result of too many areas have been included.
“You’ll be able to’t lock down a complete district,” she stated after inspecting the listing at a televised assembly along with her officers and docs from authorities hospitals. “Who has ready this listing? Has it been executed on the idea of the voters listing? You’ve got included complete civic wards. Very unhealthy! Overview it!” she stated.
The chief minister cleared the redrawn containment zone listing for Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts and stated there must be a concentrate on Siliguri in north Bengal in addition to Malda, which have seen a pointy rise in coronavirus numbers.
Since 1 July, there have been 5,278 new circumstances and 136 deaths within the state.
Now, the lockdown will come into power from 5 pm Thursday in Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas however not in South 24 Parganas.
“Please assessment the containment zone listing for South 24 Parganas and delay the lockdown in that district by a day or two until the listing is finalised,” Ms Banerjee stated. The lockdown within the different districts can go forward.
The police have been requested to strictly implement the usage of masks. “I do not need to nice individuals who do not put on masks. However any further, police will ship individuals straight residence in the event that they step out minus masks,” Ms Banerjee stated.
The announcement of a contemporary spherical of lockdown in redefined and expanded containment zones in Bengal got here on a day the state reported 850 new circumstances and 25 deaths – the final, the best sooner or later COVID-19 toll. Numbers have been spiralling within the state. Already, Malda district has began a lockdown in three municipal areas from immediately in addition to in a single municipal space in North Dinajpur.