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Jun 24, 2020
8:52PM

West Bengal Govt extends ongoing lockdown in state till 31st July

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The West Bengal Government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the State till 31st July of this year.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced this at the State Secretariat Wednesday evening after an all party meeting discussed the COVID situation in the State.

Ms. Banerjee said, the decision has been taken in view of continuous rise of COVID cases in the State. She said that the lockdown will be extended with more relaxations.

She said that Educational Institutions in the state will be closed till 31st July.

Ms. Banerjee said that Private Nursing Homes have been directed for cost effective COVID treatment.

The all party meeting has also decided to form a Committee for preparing a resolution on “Amphan” grants which will be sent to the Central Government.

Referring to the opposition party’s allegations, Ms. Banerjee said that she has directed the Administration for smooth distribution of relief materials to the needy without seeing any party colour.

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