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Bengal government withdraws Saturday lockdown, ‘no more’ hint

Friday’s total lockdown could be the last such shutdown unless the Covid situation worsens
Rush hour in Esplanade on Thursday.

Pranesh Sarkar   |   Calcutta   |   Published 11.09.20, 05:18 AM

The Bengal government has withdrawn the complete lockdown on Saturday (September 12) in view of the NEET examination on Sunday amid suggestions that the state may not announce more total lockdowns for the time being.

If the assessment crystallises into an official order, Friday’s total lockdown could be the last such shutdown unless the Covid situation worsens.

“The state is not in a mood to announce the complete lockdown on any more days in the remaining half of the month,” a senior official said.

“Further lockdowns in the latter half of September and October would hit the trading community badly during the festival season,” the official added.

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