Mamta Banerjee announces lockdown in Bengal now till July 31, local trains and metro service will remain closed

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In view of the increasing cases of corona in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced to extend the lockdown in the state till 31 July. Local trains and metro services will also not be allowed to resume in the state during this period. With this, all schools – colleges and other educational institutions will also be closed. This was announced by the Chief Minister after an all-party meeting at the state secretariat Navan on the Corona crisis this day. Mamta told reporters that the Bengal government has decided to increase the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

However, he said that the areas which have already been exempted will continue. The Chief Minister said that the lockdown in the Containment Zone will be strictly followed. He said that Kovid-19 situation is continuously deteriorating across the country including Bengal. This decision has been taken in view of that. However, different parties had different opinions at the meeting. Not all were unanimous about increasing the lockdown.

CPI-M Secretary of State Suryakant Mishra said that the committee set up regarding the lockdown should be decided. It is noteworthy that earlier the Bengal government had announced to increase the lockdown till June 30. At the same time, the state government had already announced to keep all educational institutions closed till 31 July.