Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee performed down the brand new lockdown that can come into drive from 5 pm tomorrow throughout containment zones of the state, saying there isn’t a have to make a mountain out of molehill. The lockdown shall be in drive for seven days and prolonged if obligatory, she stated. She additionally rejected the checklist of latest containment zones for the South 24 Parganas district, as a result of too many areas had been included.
“You’ll be able to’t lock down an entire district,” she stated after inspecting the checklist at a televised assembly along with her officers and docs from authorities hospitals. “Who has ready this checklist? Has it been carried out on the idea of the voters checklist? You may have included whole civic wards. Very dangerous! Overview it!” she stated.
The chief minister cleared the redrawn containment zone checklist for Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts and stated there needs to be a concentrate on Siliguri in north Bengal in addition to Malda, which have seen a pointy rise in coronavirus numbers.
Since 1 July, there have been 5,278 new instances and 136 deaths within the state.
Now, the lockdown will come into drive from 5 pm Thursday in Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas however not in South 24 Parganas.
“Please evaluation the containment zone checklist for South 24 Parganas and postpone the lockdown in that district by a day or two until the checklist is finalised,” Ms Banerjee stated. The lockdown within the different districts can go forward.
The police had been requested to strictly implement using masks. “I do not need to advantageous individuals who do not put on masks. However any further, police will ship folks straight house in the event that they step out minus masks,” Ms Banerjee stated.
The announcement of a recent spherical of lockdown in redefined and expanded containment zones in Bengal got here on a day the state reported 850 new instances and 25 deaths – the final, the best at some point COVID-19 toll. Numbers have been spiralling within the state. Already, Malda district has began a lockdown in three municipal areas from in the present day in addition to in a single municipal space in North Dinajpur.