Indian state West Bengal is virtually locked down this time. From Saturday 16 May to May 30, 2021, Nabanna announced the closure of all government and private offices for 15 days, except for the emergency services. The government stopped the local train earlier. This time they have decided it stop bus and metro, and ferry services completely. Taxis and autos will not run without an emergency. All educational institutions will remain closed as before.
Previously, ordinary people could be seen coming out of the lockdown with various excuses. To prevent this, the state has banned people from going out from 9 pm to 5 am the next day without any urgent need for the next 15 days.
At the moment, the daily infection in the state is around 20,000. Daily deaths are also above 100. In that situation, the state government imposed strictures for another two weeks. Chief Secretary Shri Alapan Bandyopadhyay made the announcement at a press conference in Navanna on Sunday. He said we made the decision keeping in mind the Corona situation. Accordingly, everyone must abide by the rules. Otherwise, strict action will be taken under the epidemic law.
According to the announcement made by the state government on the day, only emergency services like health, courts, electricity, drinking water, media, sanitation, petrol pumps, car parts will be available. Apart from this, all other government and private offices will remain closed. Shopping malls, spas, cinema halls, gym, swimming pools will also be closed. The sweet shop will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.