West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the extension of complete lockdown in coronavirus containment zones in the state till August 31. The chief minister also said that the state will continue to go under a complete lockdown twice a week.
Announcing the dates for the state-wide weekly lockdown till August 31, the CM said that the state government has exempted Bakr Eid and Independence Day from restrictions, but expects cooperation from people.
Days of complete lockdown in West Bengal:
- July 29, Wednesday
- August 2, Sunday
- August 5, Wednesday
- August 8, Saturday
- August 9, Sunday
- August 16, Sunday
- August 17, Monday
- August 23, Sunday
- August 24, Monday
The state government has decided to exempt Bakr Eid and Independence Day from the lockdown.
Making the announcement, the chief minister said that Bakr Eid has been exempted as it is a religious festival, but she hopes that people will celebrate indoor.