Coronavirus Hotspots in West Bengal: 516 containment areas identified | Check full list of Red, Orange and Green zones
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:
|North 24 Parganas||Red Zone|
|South 24 Parganas||Red Zone|
|Paschim Medinipur (West Midnapore)||Red Zone|
|Purba Medinipur (East Midnapore)||Red Zone|
List of districts in Orange Zone:
|Paschim Bardhaman||Orange Zone|
|Purba Bardhaman||Orange Zone|
List of districts in Green Zone:
|Uttar Dinajpur||Green Zone|
|Cooch Behar||Green Zone|
|Dakshin Dinajpur||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