Bengal Main Minister Mamata Banerjee played down the new lockdown that will arrive into power from 5 pm tomorrow across containment zones of the condition, expressing there is no require to make a mountain out of molehill. The lockdown will be in power for seven days and extended if important, she explained. She also turned down the list of new containment zones for the South 24 Parganas district, simply because also quite a few areas were being involved.
“You can not lock down a total district,” she mentioned soon after examining the checklist at a televised conference with her officers and medical practitioners from authorities hospitals. “Who has ready this checklist? Has it been done on the foundation of the voters list? You have incorporated total civic wards. Quite bad! Evaluation it!” she explained.
The chief minister cleared the redrawn containment zone checklist for Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Howrah districts and reported there must be a concentrate on Siliguri in north Bengal as nicely as Malda, which have observed a sharp rise in coronavirus quantities.
Since 1 July, there have been 5,278 new circumstances and 136 fatalities in the point out.
Now, the lockdown will come into power from 5 pm Thursday in Kolkata, Howrah and North 24 Parganas but not in South 24 Parganas.
“Make sure you critique the containment zone list for South 24 Parganas and set off the lockdown in that district by a working day or two until the record is finalised,” Ms Banerjee stated. The lockdown in the other districts can go in advance.
The police were questioned to strictly enforce the use of masks. “I do not want to wonderful people who really don’t have on masks. But from now on, law enforcement will mail persons straight home if they move out minus masks,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
The announcement of a fresh new spherical of lockdown in redefined and expanded containment zones in Bengal came on a working day the point out documented 850 new conditions and 25 fatalities – the previous, the maximum a person working day COVID-19 toll. Numbers have been spiralling in the state. Now, Malda district has started off a lockdown in three municipal places from right now as nicely as in one particular municipal spot in North Dinajpur.