- 2 day complete lockdown every week in West Bengal
- The decision was taken to contain the spread of COVID-19
- Community transmission has been reported from some places in the state
To contain the spread of COVID-19 in West Bengal, the state government has decided to impose a compulsory 2-day lockdown every week in the state. The strict lockdown will be starting from this week itself and the state government has declared a full lockdown on the 23rd of July and 25th July in Bengal said the Homes Secretary of West Bengal, Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
Bandyopadhyay said that the “Community transmission of COVID-19 recorded in a few areas in West Bengal,” during his press briefing.
The state government has planned to set-up the COVID-19 units at not only the state-run hospitals, but also the privately run hospitals as the cases of COVID-19 in the state are increasing rapidly, said a senior official.
During the initial phase, the COVID-19 units will be set up in the state general hospitals of South 23 Parganas, North 24Parganas and Purba and Paschim Midnapore districts, he said.
The official also said that “Increasing the number of beds in the hospitals in the districts is the only option we have. It will also ease the pressure on city hospitals,”.
Mamta Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, last week, extended the restriction on the domestic flights from high prevalence places to Kolkata. Not even a single flight from 6 cities in India will be allowed to land at the Kolkata Airport until the 31st of July.
The 6 cities are:
The West Bengal government, earlier, imposed a restriction on domestic flights from 6th July until the 19th of July.