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West Bengal govt announces 14-day lockdown from Sunday

The lockdown will start from 6 am on Sunday and continue till 6 pm on May 30. Only essential services will be allowed to operate during the lockdown. 

West Bengal govt announces 14-day lockdown from Sunday-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published May 15, 2021, 3:28 PM IST
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West Bengal government on Saturday ordered a complete lockdown for 14 days in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases. The lockdown will begin from 6 am on Sunday and continue till 6 pm on May 30.

All offices shall remain closed during the lockdown. Only essential services will be allowed to operate. 

Petrol pumps and banks will remain open between 10 am to 2 pm. Shops providing daily utilities like milk, vegetable and fruits will be allowed to open between 7 am and 10 am.

Buses, private vehicles, taxis, metro rail, suburban trains will not be allowed to operate during the 14-day complete lockdown.

Home delivery and E-commerce services will be allowed in this duration.

West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh Covid-19. The casualty figure rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, succumbed to the infection.

CM Mamata's brother succumbs to Covid

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's younger brother Ashim Banerjee passed away on Saturday due to Covid-19. 

Ashim had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been undergoing treatment at the Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata.

Ashim's last rites were conducted this afternoon as per Covid protocols.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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