West Bengal shuts down non-essential services as Covid-19 cases rise to 3

The authorities on Saturday took stringent measures to comprise the unfold of by ordering closure of non-essential public locations like eating places, pubs, zoos and museums until March 31, even as the state reported the third case of viral an infection.

An official notification from the house and hill affairs division stated, “In order to further check non-essential social gathering which leads to spread of the virus from infected person to healthy person, it is ordered to shut all restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, night clubs, hookah bars, massage parlours, amusement parks, museums, zoos, with effect from 0600 hours of 22/03/2020”.

The state has ordered a ban on different social gatherings as nicely. However, it has allowed capabilities such as marriage and cremation, whereas stating that the gathering needs to be saved at a naked minimal so as to guarantee correct social distancing.

The order, which stays in impact until March 31, requires Strict authorized motion in case of violation.

Three cases of an infection have to this point been reported within the state with all of the sufferers coming to Kolkata from the UK.

State chief minister has already urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instantly cease all worldwide flights into the town, as the an infection has been introduced to the state by folks coming from worldwide areas, particularly the UK.

India has already introduced a ban on the touchdown of scheduled worldwide business passenger flights from March 22 to March 29.

Around 88 samples have been examined to this point and 18,700 folks have been put beneath house surveillance. Around 563,000 folks have been screened.

Invoking the Epidemic Disease Covid-19 Regulation 2020, the federal government has suggested folks coming from overseas, particularly the US, UK, Europe and West Asia to self-quarantine for 14 days. People not following the process may face motion together with compelled quarantine.

Kolkata police commissioner Anuj Sharma stated that following this order, two ladies have been forcibly shifted to a hospital from a housing advanced in Ballygunj for not adhering to house quarantine after getting back from overseas. In truth the second optimistic case of Covid-19 was reported from this locality.

The authorities has already cancelled all Board examinations and has ordered the colleges to be shut until April 14.

Moreover, to curb the financial impression of the virus on the poor, the federal government has determined to supply foodgrains and ration until September freed from value.

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