Lockdown Extension in West Bengal


The West Bengal government announces a lockdown extension until April 30. In a press conference, CM Mamta Banerjee announces that schools and colleges will remain closed until June 10. Declaration came soon after video conferencing with PM Narendra Modi. Chief Ministers of all states were part of the meeting.

The PM favored the decision of all CMs. He mentions that the lockdown extension needed in India for two more weeks. To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the next two weeks will be ‘crucial and critical.’  

Earlier, the schools and colleges shut until March 3 in West Bengal. Further, the same will witness extension now until April 14 due to COVID-19. The CM adds that summer vacations will adjust accordingly.

  • She also requests government and private school teachers to continue online classes.
  • All colleges and universities must adopt work from the home process.
  • Grocery stores to remain open from 10 am to 6 pm. People need to follow social distancing norms strictly.
  • Oil and flour mills will also remain open.

The government is set to impose total lockdown in the state. The ten sensitive hotspots have already been sealed completely. The hotspot areas include one each positive case from Kolkata and Howrah. The government urged people to understand the current situation and face it boldly.

After the lockdown extension news, it is clear that schools and colleges will remain shut until June 10 in West Bengal. Moreover, the CBSE board examinations will delay further.

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