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West Bengal govt extends lockdown till May 30 amid rising COVID-19 cases

By Priyanka Verma 
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West Bengal govt extends lockdown till May 30 amid rising COVID-19 cases

Amid the surging number of Covid-19 cases, the West Bengal government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown for 14 days from May 16-30.the state on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,94,802, the health department said in its bulletin. The death toll rose to 12,993 after 136 more people succumbed to the infection, the bulletin said.

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This time, the state government has announced additional restrictions in view of the surge in Covid cases in the state.

Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not during the lockdown period:

.All schools, colleges and Anganwadi centres will remain closed.

.All government and private offices and establishments shall remain closed.

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.Essential emergency services will be allowed to function.

.Shopping complexes, malls, restaurants, salons, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed.

.Retail shops to remain open only till 7 am till 10 am.

.Sweets and meat shops allowed to remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.

.Medical shops and optical shops will remain open as usual.

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.Parks and zoos will remain closed.

.Metro services closed, local trains and buses will remain closed except for emergency essential service personnel.

.Private cars, taxis exempted from emergency essential services.

.Metro services will operate only for those who are engaged in emergency services.

.Goods carrier to remain suspended except for medical and food services.

.All political, entertainment, cultural, religious gathering prohibited.

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.All industries and manufacturing units will remain closed except for food and medical supplies and medical packaging services.

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