With steep rise in Covid-19 cases, Bengal to impose strict lockdown from July 9

The containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed from 5 pm.

Written by July 7, 2020 21:52

New Delhi: With exponential rise in Coronavirus numbers in last few days, the West Bengal has decided to impose stringent restrictions specifically in containment zones, beginning from July 9.

From July 9, 5 pm onwards complete lockdown will be enforced with strict regulation on movement of people.

Following activities to remain closed:

1: All offices, government and private
2: All non-essential activities
3: All congregation
4: All transportation
5: All marketing/industrial/trading activities

Containment & buffer zones to be clubbed together

The containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where total lockdown will be imposed from 5 pm.

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“These broader containment zones may be subjected to strict lockdown and all offices, government and private, all non-essential activities, congregations, transportations and all marketing, industrial and trading activities be closed,” an order issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Alapan Bandyopadhyay said.

A containment zone has a stricter form of the lockdown and people are not allowed to leave or enter such areas while a buffer zone is a certain area marked outside the containment zone.

Kolkata among worst hit cities

A total of 10 districts including Kolkata have witnessed steep hike in number of cases. Other districts like North 24 Paraganas, South 24 Paraganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Malda and Alipurduar have seen a consistent rise in the number of cases since the beginning of the Unlock phase.