Shops closed, vehicles off road across state: Lockdown and heavy rainfall keep Kolkata residents indoors

Shops closed, vehicles off road across state: Lockdown and heavy rainfall keep Kolkata residents indoors

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |

Revealed: August 21, 2020 5:43:28 am


west bengal rainfall, west bengal monsoon, west bengal covid, west bengal covid lockdown,  newsIn Kolkata on Thursday. (Photograph by Partha Paul)

Life got here to a close to standstill throughout West Bengal on Thursday as an entire lockdown, imposed as a part of the state’s biweekly lockdown technique, was imposed to stem the quickly rising Covid-19 instances. It can proceed on Friday too.

Many of the residents of Kolkata stayed indoors as heavy to very heavy rain lashed the metropolis. The heavy downpour was a results of a low stress space that shaped over the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday morning. It concentrated right into a melancholy by Thursday afternoon, mentioned climate officers.

All retailers remained closed, and automobiles went off the highway throughout the state. The police questioned those that ventured out, asking them about their objective for stepping out. Solely well being providers, pharmacies, police stations, courts, correctional providers, fireplace and emergency providers, electrical energy, water and different utility providers, and petrol pumps have been allowed to operate. Particular police groups have been seen patrolling numerous components of town, particularly containment zones.

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Barricades have been erected in numerous locations to cease folks from popping out of their properties and neighbourhoods. Since morning Kolkata Police arrested 190 folks for violating restrictions, whereas seven automobiles have been held. They booked 188 folks for not carrying masks, whereas eight have been booked or prosecuted for spitting in public. Within the state, most 102 folks have been arrested within the Sundarbans for violating lockdown guidelines.

All through the day, visitors police carried “naka checking” at vital crossings. Throughout one such {check} at round 6.45 pm, Sergeant Biswajit Saha (35) of Ultadanga visitors police guard was knocked down by an unknown non-public automotive at Kankurgachi crossing. He sustained accidents on his face and shoulders. Two folks have been detained in reference to the incident.

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