30th April, 2021
After the end of the assembly elections in Bengal and before the counting of votes on May 2, the state government has started taking drastic measures in the wake of rising cases of corona infection. The state government issued an order on Friday, announcing the closure of all shopping complexes, malls, beauty parlors, cinema halls, restaurants, bars, sports complexes, gyms, spas, and swimming pools in Bengal from May 1.
At the same time, the market and the Haat will open from 7 am to 10 pm and only from 3 pm to 5 in the evening. However, emergency arrangements and services will remain operational. State Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has issued an order in this regard. In the notification issued by the state government, it has been said that this step has been taken as per the guidelines of the Union Home Ministry.
Ban on social and cultural programs as well
The order issued by the state government said that there should not be a crowd gathering in social, cultural, educational and entertainment-related activities. These activities have been banned. The bazaars and haats will open at the appropriate time, but emergency services, medical shops, medical equipment shops, grocery shops will remain open.
On the other hand, in view of the counting of votes, the electoral activities will be conducted according to the instructions of the Election Commission. In which people have been banned from gathering and taking out the victory procession.
On the other hand, South Dum Dum Municipality has initiated strict action against Corona. All shops in the municipal area will be closed three days a week. Only emergency services will be exempted. The market will be completely closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Category: India: West Bengal