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.
With the lockdown announced in West Bengal, flight ops at AAI's @aaikolairport will remain suspended on revised lockdown dates i.e.05th, 08th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th & 31st Aug 2020. Passengers travelling via Kolkata are requested to check flight schedule with concerned airlines.
— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) August 4, 2020
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.
No scheduled flights shall be operated at Bagdogra Airport on the following revised dates of complete lockdown in West Bengal. @AAI_Official @aaireder
05 Aug 2020
08 Aug 2020
20 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
— Bagdogra Airport (@aaibagairport) August 4, 2020
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.