Complete lockdown in some areas in West Bengal’s Nadia from Friday midnight

Updated on Aug 06, 2020 01:58 PM IST

Shops and market complexes will be shut, and public and private transport, except long-distance ones, will be off the roads, a senior official said.

Police officers check travel permission papers of a man, during the two-day weekly lockdown in the West Bengal state, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Kolkata on August 5, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Police officers check travel permission papers of a man, during the two-day weekly lockdown in the West Bengal state, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Kolkata on August 5, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

The Nadia district administration in West Bengal on Wednesday announced a complete lockdown at some places for a week starting Friday midnight to contain the spread of Covid-19, a senior official said.

Comprehensive lockdown will be imposed in some areas of Sadar and Tehatta subdivisions of Krishnanagar Police District at Kalyani and Ranaghat sub-divisions of Ranaghat Police Districts, Nadia District Magistrate Vibhu Goel said.

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Shops and market complexes will be shut, and public and private transport, except long-distance ones, will be off the roads, he said.

Marriages and funerals are permitted, but in strict adherence to the prescribed number of people who can participate, the DM said.

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Nadia has so far reported 12 Covid-19 deaths and at least 1,231 positive cases, officials said.

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