As coronavirus cases continue to rise rapidly across the state, the West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9. The administration stated that the buffer zones along with containment zones will be put under total lockdown from 5 pm on Thursday.
- The stricter lockdown will be imposed in West Bengal’s containment zones from 5 pm on 9 July till 16 July
- State’s containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a ‘broad-based’ containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed
West Bengal Government on Tuesday announced that it has decided to impose “strict” lockdown in the containment zones from tomorrow for seven days. The order comes amid the rising novel coronavirus cases in the state.
The stricter lockdown in containment will begin from 5 pm on 9 July till 16 July in order to curb the rising novel coronavirus cases in the states.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee took stock of the rising virus cases in the state and said, “Police need to be strict, if people don’t wear masks they will be sent home. Lockdown will be implemented in these areas for 7 days.”
Moreover, announcing the decision, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Alapan Bandyopadhyay also said the state’s containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed.
Here are the following activities which will be closed in these ares during the total lockdown period:
i) All offices, government and private
ii) All non-essential activities
iii) All congregations
iv) All transportation
v) All marketing/industrial/trading activities
Residents of the containment zones may be exempted and prohibited from attending government and private offices, the order stated.
Local authorities will try and arrange home delivery of essential commodities for the residents of these areas.