West Bengal Govt Extends Lockdown Till May 30

West Bengal Govt Extends Lockdown Till May 30
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The West Bengal government on Saturday extended the lockdown in the state till May 30 amid the spike in cases of COVID-19. This came after it registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh cases of the infection on Friday, taking the state's tally to 10,94,802.

The death toll in West Bengal rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, succumbed to the infection, the health department had said in its bulletin.

Here's what allowed and not allowed during the lockdown:

  1. All schools, colleges, and Anganwadi centers will remain closed during the lockdown
  2. All government and private offices and establishments in West Bengal 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 in West Bengal
  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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