(Aditya Shaw, Intern Journalist): Public life was affected on Thursday due to the lockdown of two days in a week in view of rising cases of Coronavirus in West Bengal. This lockdown will also be applicable on Friday. During this time, drug and milk shops and petrol pumps are open. In Kolkata and other districts, the presence of most of the people remained silent and apart from vehicles engaged in essential services, most of the public and other vehicles were off the roads.

Police personnel is stationed at major intersections in Kolkata and other districts to prevent people from needlessly leaving their homes. Here airlines are suspended from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and there has been a change in the timing of long-distance trains running from Howrah and Sealdah Terminal. Ferry services on inter-state waterways are also suspended. Till Wednesday, 1,25,922 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in West Bengal, out of which 2,581 people have lost their lives.

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