New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The coronavirus cases in West Bengal reached 1,344 on Wednesday, while the death toll in the state also increased to 140. However, the resumption of economic activity on the first day of the lockdown relaxations evoked tepid response across West Bengal on Tuesday, even as chaos continued to prevail outside liquor shops where tipplers threw social distancing norms to the wind.

In view of the increasing case, the government has identified 10 districts of West Bengal as Red Zones where maximum number of coronavirus cases have emerged. Five districts have been identified as Oranges Zones in the state, while 8 districts have been classified in the Green Zone. 

Here’s a list of districts in Red, Orange and Green Zones in West Bengal:

District Zone
Kolkata Red Zone
Howrah Red Zone
North 24 Parganas Red Zone
South 24 Parganas Red Zone
Paschim Medinipur (West Midnapore) Red Zone
Purba Medinipur (East Midnapore) Red Zone
Darjeeling Red Zone
Jalpaiguri Red Zone
Kalimpong Red Zone
Malda Red Zone

List of districts in Orange Zone:

Hooghly Orange Zone
Paschim Bardhaman Orange Zone
Nadia Orange Zone
Purba Bardhaman Orange Zone
Murshidabad Orange Zone

List of districts in Green Zone:

Uttar Dinajpur Green Zone
Bankura Green Zone
Birbhum Green Zone
Cooch Behar Green Zone
Dakshin Dinajpur Green Zone
Purulia Green Zone
Alipurduar Green Zone
Jhargram Green Zone

Apart from the Red, Green and Orange zones, West Bengal Government has also identified 516 containment zones in the state. 312 containment areas have been identified in Kolkata, 76 containment and buffer zones in Howrah and 86 containment areas have been identified in North 24 Parganas to prevent COVID-19 transmission. 

Meanwhile, the West Bengal government on Monday clarified on the additional activities that are being allowed outside the containment zones in the extended lockdown period apart from the ones allowed under the MHA order of May 1.

Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said in an order that intra-district bus services - only within districts in the Green Zone - will be allowed with 20 passengers or up to 50 per cent seating capacity, whichever is less. Stand-alone shops will be permitted to be open between 10 am and 6 pm. Construction activities in rural areas will be permitted according to the order.

Posted By: Talib Khan