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West Bengal government on Monday issued a revised list for biweekly lockdown in the state. There will be a complete lokcdown in the state for two days every week till the end of the month, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced earlier. After announcing lockdown dates, "several requests and appeals have been received from different quarters to relax complete lockdown on certain dates which are coinciding with some festivals and local community based customs," the state government said today. Considering the public sentiment, the West Bengal government has announced the fresh dates for partial lockdown in the state.

Here's the complete lockdown schedule In West Bengal

August 5, Wednesday

August 8, Saturday

August 20, Thursday

August 21, Friday

August 27, Thursday

August 28, Friday

August 31, Monday

West Bengal COVID-19 lockdown guidelines:

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak in Bengal, the state government decided to implement a biweekly lokcdown. Only the essential services will be allowed during the lockdown. Medical outlets will remain open. All the other shops will be shut for two days a week across the state. The educational institutions will remain closed till August-end. All the government and private offices, commercial establishments will also be shut.

All the public and private transport will remain shut. The domestic flight operations from Kolkata airport will be suspended tomorrow due to the partial lockdown in the state. However, there is no confirmation yet on whether the flight services will remain shut on those days when lockdown is being implemented in Bengal next month. Eastern Railways has also cancelled the trains scheduled on July 29. Petrol pumps are allowed to function on the days of complete lockdown.

The domestic flight services from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata will also remain shut on those days when lockdown is being implemented in West Bengal. The passengers were requested to contact concerned airlines to change their flight schedule.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 among bank employees, the West Bengal government earlier decided to let all bank branches shut all over the state on all Saturdays.

West Bengal witnessed the biggest spike in COVID-19 tally today. At least 2,716 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, Bengal's coronavirus count crossed 78,000-mark. The number of active COVID-19 patients stood at 21,683. The death toll also saw a sharp rise as the deadly coronavirus had claimed 53 lives in the last 24 hours.

On the positive side, the COVID-19 recovery rate improved in the eastern state. As many as 2,088 patients recovered from the disease today, according to the state health bulletin. In the last 24 hours, 22,122 samples were tested in West Bengal.

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