Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from tomorrow in view of Covid-19

Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from tomorrow in view of Covid-19

Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from tomorrow in view of Covid-19

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has ordered to stop the local train services in the state from Thursday after seeing the condition of rising COVID-19 cases.

Metro rail and government transport services will be running at 50% of the total occupancy from Thursday, announced by the Chief Minister.

On Tuesday, West Bengal counted its highest number of deaths in a single day, counting to about 107 deaths of the COVID-19 patients due to the death toll in West Bengal rising to 11,744. Also, the state has the highest number of cases, of 17.639 cases to 8,98,533 total cases in West Bengal.

The Chief Minister also announced lockdown in the state as the second wave of COVID-19 strikes in the state. And adding to it shopping complexes, markets, gyms, cinema halls, and other public places have been closed.

Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee said, "Looking at the Covid-19 situation, we are going to take some steps. Wearing masks will be mandatory. There will only be 50% attendance in state government offices. Shopping complexes, gyms, cinema halls, and beauty parlors shall remain closed. Social and political gatherings will be prohibited".



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