Bengal orders closure of bars, restaurants and museums till Mar 31
West Bengal

Bengal orders closure of bars, restaurants and museums till Mar 31

Agency News

Kolkata, Mar 21 : West Bengal government today ordered the closure of all the amusement centres, restaurant, bars, museums up to March 31 with effect from Sunday to combat the spreading of coronavirus across the state. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an all-party meeting on Monday at Nabanna to take stock of the situation of coronavirus.

Banerjee appealed to all the political parties to attend the meeting and have their opinions on the issue. Chief Minister also urged the Union government to suspend all long-distance trains coming to Sealdah, Howrah and other stations and stopped all international flights at Dum Dum and Bagdogra airports. She said the situation was alarming and " We have to take all precautionary measures for the next two weeks to fight the deadly virus."

She said three positive cases, a girl and two youths, arrived from Scotland and London imported COVID -19 and therefore all the international flights must be suspended for precautionary measures. Remaining three examinations of the state higher secondary for March 23, 25and 27 have been postponed up to April 15. The state education department said fresh dates for the examination would be known after April 16. (UNI)