To fight the covid-19 community spread, West Bengal Govt has planned complete lockdown across the state for 2 days every week.
The Strict lockdown measure will be starting from this week. The State declared complete lockdown on July 23 and 25 in Bengal.
All Offices, transport services will be closed on those 2 days
For containment zones in the state, strict lockdown will be followed according to the guidelines given by ministry of health
“Community transmission of COVID-19 recorded during a few areas in West Bengal ,” Bandyopadhyay said during his press briefing.
The government planned to line up COVID-19 units at every private and state-run hospital, amid the rapid surge in coronavirus cases, consistent with a report by press agency Press Trust of India. During the primary phase, the COVID-19 units are going to be found out within the state general hospitals of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and Purba and Paschim Medinipore districts, he said.
“Increasing the amount of beds within the hospitals within the districts is that the only option we’ve . it’ll also ease the pressure on city hospitals,” the official added.
Mamata Banerjee government was also getting to build up testing within the state. “The manner during which COVID-19 cases are increasing in West Bengal is sort of concerning. To counter the spread, the simplest way is to conduct more tests and improve the infrastructure…We have planned to line up COVID-19 units in the least the state-run and personal hospitals in Bengal,” the official told PTI.
The total number of coronavirus patients within the state stood at 42,487. The deadly virus claimed 1,112 lives within the eastern state.
Last week, Mamata Banerjee-led government extended the restriction on domestic flights from high prevalence places to Kolkata. No flights from six cities within the country are going to be allowed at the Kolkata Airport till July 31. These cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad. West Bengal government earlier imposed a restriction on domestic flights from July 6 to 19.