West Bengal announces two-week lockdown starting tomorrow | The Daily Star
02:56 PM, May 15, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:59 PM, May 15, 2021

West Bengal announces two-week lockdown starting tomorrow

The West Bengal government today announced a two-week complete lockdown from tomorrow to check the spread of Covid-19 infections.

Movement of private vehicles, taxis, buses, metro rail and suburban trains will be suspended during the 15-day lockdown period.

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All offices and educational institutions will be shut.

West Bengal reported 20,846 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest so far in single day and 136 more fatalities in 24 hours till Friday evening, according to the State Health Department.

The state had been under strict Covid-19 related curbs for the last two weeks with malls, restaurants, gyms, bars and major markets remaining closed and stand-alone shops and neighbourhood bazars functioning for limited hours

 

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