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BREAKING: West Bengal announces 15-day lockdown from May 16

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West Bengal that is battling a surge in COVID cases since the assembly elections have announced a lockdown for the next 15 days from May 16 onwards. The state recorded its single-day highest spike of 20,846 fresh COVID cases and has a total of 10,94,802. It reported 136 more deaths taking the total fatality to 12,993 due to the disease. The state had on April 30 imposed partial lockdown.

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As per the restrictions, all private offices, schools, colleges will remain closed. Markets selling fruits, vegetables, and milk remain open from 7 am to 10 am. All local transport services including local trains and metro remain closed as part of lockdown.

 

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