West Bengal announces lockdown like curbs – Here is what’s allowed, what’s not
Home Latest News West Bengal announces lockdown like curbs – Here is what’s allowed, what’s not
Latest News - 2 weeks ago

West Bengal announces lockdown like curbs – Here is what’s allowed, what’s not


Considering the uncontrolled rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to impose an indefinite prohibition on several things, including shopping malls, markets, restaurants and bars, gyms, and swimming pools, with immediate effect.
An order issued under the powers conferred in Section 22 of the Disaster Management Act by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay said that all shopping complexes, malls, cinemas halls, beauty parlours, restaurants and bars, gyms, swimming pools, spas, and sports complexes will remain closed till further notice.
However, home delivery and online services which would meet the demand of the people would be allowed. In the order, the government also mentioned that any kind of gathering, including social, cultural, academic, and entertainment, will remain prohibited throughout the state.
The order said that markets will remain open from 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 5 pm. However, medicine shops, medical equipment stores, milk vending outlets, grocery shops, and some other essential outlets will be exempted from the prohibition.
The government has also made it clear that everybody will have to follow the instructions and the COVID guidelines laid down by the commission during and after the announcement of the Assembly election results on Sunday.
The Election commission had earlier made it clear that there will be no victory procession after the counting of votes on Sunday.
The Commission had also said that not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorised representative to receive the certificate of election from the Returning Officer concerned.


Source link

Leave a Comment

Check Also

“We are working on getting 100 hospital beds and over 500 oxygen concentrators,” says Jacqueline Fernandez amid COVID crisis in India : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Jacqueline Fernandez’s recently launched foundation YOLO is working endlessly to hel…