West Bengal announces full lockdown till May 30 amid COVID-19 surge

New Delhi: Amid a spike in the number of covid-19 cases, the West Bengal government on Saturday announced to extended the lockdown in the state till May 30. The state registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally to 10,94,802.

Earlier on April 30, the West Bengal government had imposed a partial lockdown in the state.

Here’s what will open and what will remain close:

  1. All schools, colleges and Anganwadi centres will remain closed.
  2. All government and private offices and establishments shall remain closed.
  3. Essential emergency services will be allowed to function.
  4. Shopping complexes, malls, restaurants, salons, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed.
  5. Retail shops to remain open only till 7 am till 10 am.
  6. Sweets and meat shops allowed to remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
  7. Medical shops and optical shops will remain open as usual.
  8. Parks and zoos will remain closed.
  9. Metro services closed, local trains and buses will remain closed except for emergency essential service personnel.
  10. Private cars, taxis exempted from emergency essential services.
  11. Metro services will operate only for those who are engaged in emergency services.
  12. Goods carrier to remain suspended except for medical and food services.
  13. All political, entertainment, cultural, religious gathering prohibited.
  14. All industries and manufacturing units will remain closed except for food and medical supplies and medical packaging services.

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