TDN world Desk: Following the examples of Delhi, Punjab West Bengal govt. also announced lock down to stem infection of coronavirus in the state.
On Sunday the Begal govt issues a directive stating all the public transport services including taxi, auto-rickshaws plying will remain suspended.
All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories, workshops, go downs etc shall be closed as well.
The Bengal government directed all the foreign returners and other required persons to remain under strict home quarantine for a period advised by the local authorities.
However, Law institutions, health services, police, armed forces, paramilitary forces, electricity, civil defense and such other emergency services are exempted of the instructions.
Key district towns of Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Dakhin Dinajpur, Birbhum to be under lock down.
Several districts such as Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Uttar Dinajpur, Poshchim Burdwan will remain closed entirely.
All long distance Mai express services and all passengers train services also to be cancelled.Trains and metro trains in the urban Kolkata area to be closed.
The lock down to be observed in the state from Monday 5 pm to 31 March.As of Sunday,360 persons have been infected across the country with 28 new cases and the death toll climbed to 7.