Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Wednesday said lockdown will be imposed in the containment zones for seven days starting from 5 pm during the day to check the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Here's what will remain open and what will be shut
In his address to the nation, PM Modi had said that the Centre will provide free food grain to the poor till November end.
Flights from other states can be allowed once a week, said Mamata Banerjee
Earlier this week, Banerjee had announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown till July 31.
The ongoing lockdown in West Bengal was to end on June 30.
At an all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the West Bengal Chief Minister said India "should and will" unitedly tide over the crisis, sources in her party said.
Rajesh Orang of Birbhum district and Bipul Roy of Alipurduar were among the 20 Indian Army personnel killed in the fierce clash on Monday night.
"Bengal is the only state in the entire country where the culture of political violence is flourishing," he told the BJP's virtual 'Jan Samvad' rally.
In a tweet, she said financial aid should also be provided to those engaged in the unorganised sector to help them cope with the ongoing economic crisis arising out of the lockdown.
The bourse had reduced the agriculture commodity trade timing to 5 pm after the breakout of coronavirus pandemic.
He asserted that the people of Bengal are keen for a change and the BJP will form a government in the state with a full majority.
Cyclone Amphan could not have been more ill-timed for a state scarred by the outbreak of coronavirus.
She announced that religious places can open up from June 1 and allowed full attendance at public and private offices.
The FIEO said this is hurting "the export-import community to a large extent, a sizeable chunk of which belongs to the MSME sector".
The chief minister conducted an aerial survey of the worst affected regions of South 24 Parganas district for the second consecutive day, after accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday.
West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha in a letter to the Chairman of the Railway board V K Yadav dated May 22, stated that the state has been severely impacted by Super Cyclone Amphan on May 20-21 which caused extensive damage to the infrastructure.
At least 77 people have been reported killed so far in the state due to the extremely severe cyclone.
"These people (opposition leaders) have to only put blame on the Centre for anything. They indulge in theatrics ('unhe sirf natak karna hai'). There should not be any political drama at least during coronavirus pandemic-like situations,” he told PTI in an interview.
Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone Amphan having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in Bengal.
During a telephonic conversation, Patnaik enquired about the intensity of the damage caused due to the extremely severe cyclonic storm and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, a statement released by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office said
Live updates: After making landfall at 2.30 pm between Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh's Hatiya island yesterday, Cyclone Amphan cut a swathe through the coastal areas.
She also pledged a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of three people from the state who were among the 24 killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh.
A communication in this regard was sent to Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav by state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, Banerjee said.
The state is expected to witness high revenue loss in May as the lockdown with some relaxations in economic activities has been extended to contain the coronavirus outbreak, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) analyst Anuradha Basumatari said.