The West Bengal authorities is implementing the sixth and final day of full state-wide lockdown this month in a bid to interrupt the chain of Covid-19 that has already claimed practically 1.6 lakh lives until date within the state.
Regardless that the Mamata Banerjee-led administration had introduced three lockdown days in September – 7, 11 and 12 of the month – the ‘unlock 4’ pointers launched by the union authorities says that states should seek the advice of the centre earlier than implementing such lockdown restrictions.
“We’ll focus on the matter with the union authorities. The state had declared the lockdown days earlier than the ‘unlock 4’ pointers have been launched,” mentioned a senior state authorities official.
The state authorities had been implementing biweekly lockdown since July. In August, 5 state-wide full lockdown days have been enforced and the sixth and final one was being enforced on Monday. The federal government had modified the dates a number of instances and had even diminished the variety of days from 9 to 6.
Greater than 4000 individuals have been arrested in Kolkata alone within the final 5 lockdown days for violating restrictions, whereas over 2,500 individuals have been booked for not sporting masks.
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“If arrest figures, over the 5 lockdown days, are thought-about, Kolkatans appear to be displaying no restraint on lockdown days. On each lockdown day, the variety of individuals arrested for violating lockdown numbers different between 700 and 900, whereas the variety of individuals booked for not sporting masks different between 350 and 500,” mentioned a senior police officer.
Since Monday, morning police barricades have been put up on roads throughout town, naka checking was being carried out, car homeowners have been being checked and folks have been being questioned and both despatched again house or arrested in the event that they failed to supply legitimate causes for being on the roads.
Kolkata has registered round 40,000 Covid-19 instances – highest amongst all districts in West Bengal. North 24 Parganas has reported round 33,000 instances. The town has registered 1,280 deaths.