Again the Government of West Bengal changed the day of weekly lockdown. There will be a total of seven days’ complete lockdown in August. However, the Government issued a new notification regarding the new dates for the month.
In the notification following dates of August has been marked for state-wide complete lockdown.
- 5 August (Wednesday)
- 8 August (Saturday)
- 20 August (Thursday)
- 21 August (Friday)
- 27 August (Thursday)
- 28 August (Friday)
- 31 August (Monday)
To control the spreading infection of Covid-19 (Corona Virus), the Government of West Bengal has opted for a state-wide bi-weekly lockdown in July. There were three days of lockdown in the last week of July. After that, the Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee declared the date of state-wide complete lockdown for August.
Initially, there were nine days in August. Later two days, which are 2 August (Sunday) and 9 August (Sunday) were reduced that led to complete lockdown for specific seven days.
As per the new notification, there will be no lockdown state-wide on 16 August (Sunday), 17 August (Monday), 23 August (Sunday), and 24 August (Monday). Instead, 20 August (Thursday), 21 August (Friday), 27 August (Thursday), and 28 August (Friday) will be the dates.
The Government of West Bengal said the decision was taken following the sentiments and requests of the people.
What allowed, what not
- All the Government and private offices including the commercial establishments will remain closed.
- Public and private transport will not be allowed.
- Only essential services including petrol pumps, work in courts, fields, and tea gardens, intrastate and interstate movement of goods, and home delivery of food will be allowed.
Status of Covid-19
As updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 4 August, Active cases for West Bengal stands at 21,683. Total recoveries for the state reported is 54,818.