Individuals walk across a deserted street (Document picture, AFP)
KOLKATA: Adventures of West Bengal awakened to empty streets and abandoned people areas around Wednesday as a whole lockdown was enforced throughout the country to break the string of towering coronavirus cases.
All public transportation, private and government offices, banks and other industrial institutions, barring those coping with crucial services, stayed closed as the stricter stringent limitations were enforced.
Flight operations in and from this Kolkata international airport were also suspended for the afternoon.
Long-distance trains were rescheduled as a result of the lockdown.
Essential services such as medication shops and wellness institutions remained open as those were kept from the purview of the whole shutdown. Petrol pumps will also be permitted to stay available on the lockdown days.
Police employees were spotted patrolling major traffic intersections of town.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutes have stayed closed in the country as late March when the initial stage of the nationally lockdown began.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday stated the total lockdown decision was taken after consulting specialists to curb the rising amount of coronavirus instances in the nation.
The entire lockdown will be around seven times in August.
The death toll because of Covid-19 at West Bengal climbed to 1,449 on Tuesday as 38 more people flocked to the illness, according to a state health department .
A total of two,134 new cases pushed the nation’s tally into 62,964, it stated.