Lockdown in West Bengal due to Coronavirus variant “Omicron”

After a review of the current situation of COVID pandemic and the concerns due to newly detected coronavirus variant “omicron”, the existing restrictions and protocols will be continued.

Government of West Bengal
NABANNA
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711102

ORDER

No- 753/XV-ISS/2M-22/2020 Dated: 30/11/2021

Whereas, in order to contain spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state government vide order No 753/XII/-ISS/2M-22/2020 dated 29/10/2021 read with various orders issued earlier, notified certain restriction and relaxation measures in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, which are in effect till 30/11/2021.

Whereas, after a review of the current situation of COVID pandemic and the concerns due to newly detected coronavirus variant “omicron”, State Executive Committee of West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority recommended to continue with the existing restrictions and protocols.

Accordingly, in terms of the provisions under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, and in continuation of earlier orders, restriction and relaxation measures as already in force vide aforesaid orders stand extended upto 15/12/2021.

All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles shall continue to be prohibited between 11 PM to 5 AM except for health services, law and order, essential commodities including agricultural produce and other emergency services.

Wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing and health & hygiene protocol must be followed at all times.

Employers/ management bodies/ owners/ supervisors of all offices, establishments and work places shall be responsible for provisioning of all COVID safety measures including regular sanitization of work places, vaccination of employees and for compliance of stated directives and COVID appropriate norms.

District administration, police commissionerates and local authorities shall ensure strict compliance of the stated directives. Any violation of the restriction measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and under Indian Penal Code.

Sd/- Chief Secretary

No. 753-ISS dated 30.11.2021, Source