KOLKATA: Bengal will have one less total-lockdown day this month as the state government has removed Friday, August 28, from the list. According to a new notification, there will be total lockdowns now on four more days this month — August 20, 21, 27 and 31.
The lockdown on August 28 was withdrawn because that would have meant businesses and banking operations shutting down for five consecutive days from August 27 to August 31, affecting month-end transactions and credit of salaries. “The government received several communications and so decided to allow an extra day of business in the month-end,” an official said. This is the third change in the August lockdown dates.