Kolkata, Bagdogra airport shut in West Bengal today

Coronavirus has hit India worstly . Even it has captivated the city of joy too. Along with Kolkata the entire state is facing one or two days lockdown each week.  For e.g. Sunday or Sunday & Wednesday etc.with complete lockdown, social distancing  and closed shops to reduce the spread. A set of dates are issued by government.

West Bengal government’s guideline

In West Bengal, the government has set some fixed date for complete lockdown. These are – August 5th, 8th,20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and 31st. On these dates , West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had declared a complete lockdown. Being responsible and for safety Kolkata Airport authorities on Tuesday informed the suspension of flight operation on August 5th, 8th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, and 31st.

Even Bagdogra Airport has also cancelled its flight operation on these dates and following complete lockdown. Previously Bagdogra Airport  operated limited flights to Delhi and to Mumbai daily. But the government  ordered to shut Delhi, Mumbai operations on Saturday.

Moreover for the safety of state the government has suspended flights from six cities. Passenger flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad are ban till August 15.

These seven days lockdown to be followed strictly to reduce the effect of coronavirus in the state. Also the CM has urged people to be responsible and follow the guidelines issued by the government.

On 1st August West Bengal witnessed another single-day spike of 2,496 COVID-19 cases and the total confirmed cases of 80,984. Simultaneously Kolkata recorded the highest number of cases (670) in a day.

The world is praying for the quick recovery from the pandemic. Few countries are free from the pandemic yet many more to freed.

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