Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday conducted a meeting with the floor leaders. In the evening, the Bengal government announced the Coronavirus lockdown will be extended till 31st July. However, they explained during this phase of lockdown schools and colleges will stay shut and metro and train won't run.
In Bengal, the current phase of lockdown was due to end on June 30, the very day that the fifth phase of national lockdown (known as Unlock1) is scheduled to end. The roads of our country portray a different story as people can be found moving around without any emergency. However, the current phase of lockdown in the state - it targets only areas affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Bengal has 14,728 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, with 580 deaths linked to the virus. There are 9,218 active cases in the state. On the brighter side, Bengal's recovery rate increased to 50 per cent on Sunday with a record of 518 people being discharged from the hospitals in 24 hours. So far, 5,060 people, has been discharged.
The active number of Coronavirus cases in Bengal has dropped below 5000. It's said, Bengal's recovery rate is better compared to other states of the country.