State Government is currently required to incur heavy unforeseen expenditure to combat the situation arisen due to such pandemic outbreak. The 21 days lockdown which is currently in force throughout India, has severely affected the economy of the Country and the State.
(i) To ensure screening of every prisoners during each admission from outside; (ii) To immediate refer to outside Government Hospital in the cases showing any symptom of virus infection; (iii) To keep prisoners who were close proximity of the suspected prisoners with cough and fever, in isolation cell;
Considering the emergent situation developing due to spread of Novel Coronavirus, all Inter State Bus operations originating from this state shall remain suspended from 12 midnight on 21st March, 2020 till 31st March, 2020.
Governor is pleased to provide coverage up to Rs 5 lakh for treatment related to COVID-19 and additional Rs 5 lakh as death benefit to all employees/ persons deployed in the containment and management of COVID 19.
It is ordered to shut all restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, night clubs, Hookah Bars, massage parlours, amusement parks, museums, zoos with effect from 0600 hours of 22.03.2020.
In view of pandemic of COVD-19, all types of leave of all staff of Health and Family Welfare Department posted at all tiers (primary, secondary and tertiary health care institutions and offices including Headquarter) in West Bengal is hereby cancelled.