West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said “Colleges may reopen from September 5, observed as the Teachers’ Day, if the coronavirus disease pandemic curve flattens in August.”
The state government will enforce complete lockdown over the weekends till August 31, except for August 1, August 15 and August 22, all of which fall on Saturdays.
“Schools and colleges will remain closed until August 31. If the situation improves in August, we will reopen schools and colleges on September 5. Classes may continue on alternate days for a month and then there will be recess for Durga puja in October. We will take the call in August,” the CM added.
It is to be noted that the government has started bi-weekly lockdown from last week to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Bengal that has reported over 60,000 cases and 1,400 deaths to date.