India's West Bengal has announced complete lockdown for two weeks starting Sunday.
The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that the state will go under a complete lockdown for two weeks starting Sunday, reports the NDTV.
Looking to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections, all offices and educational institutions will be shut down. Even transport services, including Kolkata Metro, will come to a halt, the government has said.
Only emergency services will be allowed, the state's notification said, adding that groceries and shops selling essential items will stay open between 7 am to 10 am.
Sweetmeat vendors will be allowed to function between 10 am and 5 pm. Similarly, petrol pumps will stay open and so will banks, although only between 10 am to 2 pm.