Novel Coronavirus cases rose exponentially in Bengal in July. The state on Sunday recorded 2,278 new COVID-19 cases and 36 death which is the highest single-day spike in the state on both the counts. 
 
The total number of cases rose to 42,487 till now and 24,883 patients recovered from the deadly virus while 1,112 people lost their lives to the virus till now, as per the health bulletin on state government website.
 
The state was under Unlock phase with strict lockdown clamped in the containment zones to curb the spread of the virus. On Monday, amid the rising number of Novel Coronavirus cases, the government announced complete lockdown to be followed across Bengal for only two days in a week.  
 
The two-day lockdown decision came into development cause of the spike of active COVID-19 cases.
 
Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said during the virtual meeting this week, complete lockdown will be in force in Bengal on Thursday and Saturday. 
 
The Home Secretary further announced “There will be a two-day complete lockdown every week from this week. In the current week, on Thursday and Saturday, the state government imposes, in addition to running broad-based containment zone approach, a complete lockdown all over the state,” Bandyopadhyay announced.
 
Alapan Bandyopadhyay also addressed that community transmission of COVID-19 has been recorded in a few areas in Bengal and is spreading rapidly.
 
Also, the containment zone shutdown will be followed till July 31st.