West Bengal govt announces complete lockdown from May 16-30 to curb Covid spread

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Kolkata, May 15 (PTI) The West Bengal government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown from Sunday till May 30 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

'We are taking some strict measures to contain the pandemic, starting Sunday 6 am till 6 pm of May 30,' Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said.

During this period, all government and private offices, shopping complexes, malls, bars, sports complexes, pubs and beauty parlours will remain closed, he said.

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

'Petrol pumps will remain open and essential services like milk, water, medicine, electricity, fire, law and order and media will not come under the purview of it,' he added.

E-commerce and home delivery services will be allowed.

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