In view of the deadly second wave of the novel coronavirus, West Bengal CS, on Saturday, announced some additional restrictions given the surge in COVID-19 cases. All private offices, schools, colleges will remain closed, whereas, bazaars, markets selling vegetables, fruits, milk, the bread will only remain open from 7 am to 10 am. 

As for the local trains, metro services, inter-state bus/train services, Inland Waterways, they are all to remain closed. Additionally, Intra-state goods trucks' movement is also restricted except for essential supplies. Private cars, taxis, auto movement to remain closed.

No movement of people or vehicles is to be allowed from 9 pm to 5 am. Bank working hours will be from 10 am to 2 pm. Bengal government is imposing a full lockdown from tomorrow in the state for the next 15 days. However, the state govt terming it as 'restrictions'.

Here is a complete list of what's allowed and what's not during the 'lockdown' in West Bengal.

  1. All schools, colleges, and Anganwadi centres will remain closed.
  2. All government and private offices and establishments shall remain closed.
  3. Essential emergency services will be allowed to function.
  4. Shopping complexes, malls, restaurants, salons, gyms, swimming pools will remain closed.
  5. Retail shops to remain open only till 7 am till 10 am.
  6. Sweets and meat shops are allowed to remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
  7. Medical shops and optical shops will remain open as usual.
  8. Parks and zoos will remain closed.
  9. Metro services closed, local trains and buses will remain closed except for emergency essential service personnel.
  10. Private cars, taxis are exempted from emergency essential services.
  11. Metro services will operate only for those who are engaged in emergency services.
  12. Goods carrier to remain suspended except for medical and food services.
  13. All political, entertainment, cultural, religious gathering prohibited.
  14. All industries and manufacturing units will remain closed except for food and medical supplies and medical packaging services.

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