According to a notice issued by the Government of West Bengal certain lockdown-like restrictions would be in place due to the rising number of coronavirus cases and the curbs will be remaining in force until further order.
The state reported over 17,000 cases which is one of the new record and here are the list of prohibitions to follow:
- All shopping complexes, malls, beauty parlors, cinema halls, restaurants and bars, sports complexes, gyms, spas, and swimming pools will remain closed.
- All social, cultural, academic, and entertainment-related gatherings and congregation will remain prohibited.
- Bazaars and haats will remain open only between 7-10 AM and 3 to 5 PM.
- Home deliveries and online services will remain permitted.
- Essential services like medical shops, medical equipment shops, grocery etc. will remain outside the confines of the embargo.
Apart from that, a negative RT-PCR test has been made mandatory for travelers coming from 8 states of India which include Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. The test must be from an ICMR-approved lab and should not be more than 72 hours from swab collection.
Speaking on the new rules, Kolkata Airport on Twitter posted information where they mentioned, “As per State Govt guidelines passengers coming to #KolkataAirport from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Telangana must carry RT PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before departure.”