News Desk | New Delhi: The West Bengal government on Saturday declared a total lockdown across the state for a fortnight from 6 am on Sunday, May 16 to 6 pm on May 30. It additionally forced a nighttime limit, which will be noticed each night from 9 pm to 5 am, starting Sunday night.
There is currently an unprecedented circumstance in the state where the shortage of oxygen and different prescriptions is expanding. To control the present circumstance, we are forcing exacting conditions on the development of transport and different areas for about fourteen days,” Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said.
The state government didn’t formally consider the limitations of a lockdown, in any case, practically all administrations, including the schooling area, and private and public workplaces, will be shut.
All shops will be shut, except food-related and fundamental administrations. Shops selling vegetables, goods, milk, and meat can be open from 7 am to 10 am.
All open vehicles will be suspended during the lockdown, except crisis administration. The tea business can work with 50% of staff. All assemblies — schooling, authoritative, strict, and so on — will be halted. Banks will remain from 10 am to 2 pm. Internet business and home conveyance will be permitted.
Car fix shops can be open:
- Parks, gardens shut down.
- Marriage can occur with 50 people.
Exercise centers, spas, shopping centers, and film lobbies to stay shut.
What is absolved?
All crisis administrations and media activities are permitted. Fundamental administrations like clinical stores, optical display areas, and ATMs will be permitted to stay open.
All business sectors and markets will be practical from 7 AM and to 10 AM, entire sweet shops will be permitted to work from 10 am to 5 pm.
Petroleum siphons will stay open
Amid a spike in the quantity of Covid diseases, the West Bengal government on Saturday expanded the lockdown in the state till May 30. This came after it enlisted its most noteworthy single-day spike of 20,846 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the count to 10,94,802.
The loss of life in West Bengal rose to 12,993 after 136 additional individuals, including five prominent specialists, surrendered to the disease, the wellbeing division had said in its announcement. This time, the state government has declared extra limitations considering the flood in Covid cases in the state.
Are workplaces open?
Government workplaces can ask just half of the representatives to come in. Private workplaces, as well, have been approached to make half the labor force telecommute.
Will ship offices be accessible?
Nearby train administrations have been suspended. State transport, including the metro, will work however just at half limit.
Would you be able to venture out to/from West Bengal during the lockdown?
Indeed, you can. RT-PCR negative endorsements of tests directed inside 72 hours before movement are non-debatable for travelers. The individuals who neglect to convey one will be dependent upon 14 days of institutional isolation at their own expense.