Amid increasing COVID-19 positive cases in the West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee led state government on Tuesday has decided to impose complete lockdown in containment and buffer zones across the state from July 9. The state government issued a notification regarding the same adding that all government and private office in containment and buffer zones will remain shut.
However, essential services are allowed to operate in these areas. The West Bengal government also suspended transport services in these zones across the state.
The decision comes in precision as the Banerjee led state has been among the good performers to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Here’s the list of containment zones:
- 2 Justice Madhab Chandra Road
- 11 Elgin Road
- Maratha Ditch Sarani
- Maratha Ditch Lane
- 1/1 to 8/48 Pandittiya Road
- P12 Cit Scheme VII M
- Motilal Basak Lane
- Satyam Tower, 3 Alipore road
- 58 Judges court road
- 25A and 19A Sarat Bose road
- 49B and 12A Chakraberia road
- Golf Club road
- Arif road
- Adhar Chandra Das lane
- 6A NSC Bose road, Tolly Park apartment
- Purbalok Mukndapur
- Dover Terrace and Dover Lane
- 55A Dr Sarat Banerjee road
Housing complexes on Anwar Shah Road, Jodhpur Park, Bhowanipore, Alipur, Tollygunge, Ballygunge and other areas have witnessed a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases recently.
Meanwhile, West Bengal’s Addl Chief Secy, Home, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has written to DG and IGP West Bengal, Commissioner of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Kolkata Police Commissioner and all District Magistrates asking them to “rigorously implement the containment policy & practices for combating spread of COVID-19”
The metropolis has of late been witnessing a daily average of 200 people being infected by coronavirus. The city had 2,415 active coronavirus cases on Monday.
On Monday, the total number of infections in India crossed the 7-lakh figure. Compared to the last few days, the number of new detections on Monday were slightly lower, about 22,250. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the two largest contributors of new cases, reported comparatively lesser numbers on Monday, but the surprise was Delhi, which reported just 1,379 new cases.
The national capital was reporting new cases around this level about three weeks ago.