Lockdown dates changed in WB for the second time

  • | Monday | 3rd August, 2020

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday changed for the second time the dates for the complete lockdown in the state to check the spread of COVID-19. The other lockdown dates - i.e August 5, 8 and 31 are unchanged. The state government had on July 28 withdrawn the complete lockdown on August 2 and 9 paring down the number of lockdown days from nine to seven. The step had then been taken after receiving requests from different communities since the dates coincided with festivals, officials had said. This time too requests and appeals have been received from different quarters to relax the lockdown on certain dates as they are coinciding with some festivals and days marked for observance of local customs.

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