KOLKATA: Total lockdown begins; Banks, Post offices, ration shops closed
West Bengal Kolkata lockdown news Coronavirus updates: Total lockdown has been enforced in West Bengal. The bi-weekly total lockdown has begun today even as the Mamata Banerjee governemnt has authorities maintain strict vigil to check the rapid spread of Coronavirus. People’s casual approach to lockdown guidelines and quarantine norms are causes of concern for the administration. Notably, Banks, Post Offices, and ration shops are not allowed to open in the state on July 23, 25, and 29. Apart from the bi-weekly lockdown, local administration in several areas in three districts — North 24 Parganas, Birbhum, and Bardhaman — has decided to enforce total lockdown.
West Bengal has recorded 2,291 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Total coronavirus cases tally in the state is 49,321 and the death toll stands at 1,221. Active coronavirus cases in Bengal are 18,450. Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, and Hooghly have become the hotspot in the South Bengal. In North Bengal, maximum cases have been reported from Darjeeling, Malda, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur, and Jalpaiguri.