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West Bengal govt orders two-day complete lockdown every week from now to curb COVID-19

Bengal will go into complete lockdown two days of the week to fight the spurt in coronavirus cases. State Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, making the announcement, said there were pockets of community transmission across the state.

This week, the state will be under lockdown on Thursday and Saturday. The next week, it will be on Wednesday. Future dates for August will be announced in the coming days. The containment zone-based restrictions will continue to be in place.

“Bengal is making an effort to break the chain of transmission. The strategy now is is to intensify the effort to break the chain. A lockdown for 2 to 3 days a week will act as a brake. It will have a good effect,” home secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said.

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