West Bengal govt announces complete lockdown till May 30

Howrah (West Bengal), May 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on May 15 announced restrictions, to be imposed from 6 am on May 16 to 6 pm on May 30. Alapan Bandyopadhyay said, “All offices including government and private to remain closed except emergency services from tomorrow. Intra state bus services, metro, ferry service, gyms, cinema halls, salons, swimming pools to remain closed. Retail shops to be open from 7-10 am. “Academic, cultural, administrative, political and religious gathering remain prohibited. No more than 50 people allowed in wedding functions. Movement of private vehicles, taxi, auto to be suspended from tomorrow till May 30. Schools to remain closed,” the Chief Secretary said. “Parks, zoo and sanctuaries to also remain closed. All outdoor activities, except emergency needs, will be prohibited from 9 pm till 5 am from tomorrow in the wake of surge in COVID-19 cases,” he added.