Most of major cities in West Bengal, including Kolkata will remain lockdown till March 27 . initiative taken by the state government to counter the growing threat of corona virus. The lockdown will begin at 5:00 pm on Monday and last till 12:00 midnight on March 27.
“No public transport services, including operation of taxis, autorickshaws, will be permitted. The exception will include transports of all kinds to and from hospitals, airports and goods carrier carrying food and essential commodities,” the notification said.
lockdown 75 districts across country
Centre on Sunday asked state governments to impose a complete lockdown in 75 districts across the country that have reported COVID-19 cases and casualties, and suspended all train services, including Metro and sub-urban services, to contain the infection. Some of the prominent cities included in the list are – Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, East Delhi, North Delhi, North West Delhi, North East Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata.
Only essential services will operate in these 75 districts and state governments have been asked to expand the list depending on their assessment of the situation.
As of Sunday afternoon, India had reported 341 cases of COVID-19 with the toll rising to seven.