Bengal Extends Lockdown In Containment Zones, Gives Relaxation For Bakra Eid

Mamata Banerjee mentioned: We’re extending lockdown in containment zones until August 31 (File)

Kolkata:

The West Bengal Authorities on Tuesday introduced the extension of lockdown in containment zones until August 31, which was earlier in place until the tip of July.

The state will even observe full lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays. Nonetheless, the identical won’t be noticed this weekend on account of Mulsim competition Eid al-Adha.

Chatting with media, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned, “We’re extending lockdown in containment zones until August 31, that was earlier in place until July 31.”

“Authorities providers will go on as ordinary. Non-public organisations can even run their places of work, however whereas sustaining COVID norms like sporting masks, gloves, sanitising palms amongst others. We’ll attempt to break the COVID chain twice per week by imposing a whole lockdown in containment zones until August 31. Nonetheless, on August 15, there shall be no full lockdown. Solely small ceremonies shall be allowed, the Chief Minister mentioned.”

“No full lockdown this Saturday and Sunday due to the Eid al-Adha. Request everybody to have a good time the day by sustaining COVID norms. Nonetheless, no meeting or gatherings shall be allowed exterior as we’ve limitations on account of lockdown. From subsequent week, we are going to introduce full lockdowns throughout each weekend,” she added.

The West Bengal authorities has fashioned eight groups beneath IAS officers to watch rising COVID instances in a number of districts of the state. 

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