Lockdown announced across West Bengal for two days every week to curb community spread

Kolkata announces two days lockdown every week across the state - We The World Magazine

West Bengal government has announced that the state will go into full lockdown twice a week to curb the spread of the virus, after community spread has been recorded in the state.

According to media reports, West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting with the experts and came to the decision to impose full lockdown in the state twice a week to prevent the chain of infections.

“There are a few places in the state where community transmission of COVID-19 has been detected,” Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay told the reporters, quoted by PTI.

“After talking to experts, doctors, enforcement authorities, and the police, we have decided to impose complete lockdown for two days every week in the entire state to break the chain (of transmission),” he stated.

According to Times of India, the new regimen will be effective starting this week itself, and Thursday and Saturday will be full lockdown-days. Next week will have Wednesday (June 29) as one of the full-lockdown days, and the second day will be announced by the government.

What to expect in the full-lockdown days? According to Bandyopadhyay, transportation, offices will be halted for the two days. Another meeting will be held on next week’s Monday and the further dates will be discussed.