After a Staggering Rise in the Number of Cases, West Bengal to Extend Lockdown Till May 30
By Aswin Kumar
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Saturday extended the lockdown in the state till May 30 citing the rise in the number of cases, registering its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally to 10,94,802.
The death toll in West Bengal rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five notable doctors, surrendered to the infection, said the health department in its bulletin.
Do’s and Do Not’s in this wave of lockdown in West Bengal:
Sweets and meat shops allowed to remain open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Medical shops and optical shops will remain open.
All schools, colleges, and Anganwadi centers will remain closed.
All government and private offices and establishments shall remain closed.
Essential emergency services will be allowed to function.
Metro services closed, local trains and buses will remain closed except for emergency essential service personnel.