Darjeeling wears a deserted look on Bengal's '2-days a week' lockdown

Darjeeling, 25th July: Roads and alleys in Darjeeling remained deserted on the second day of Bengal's '2-days a week' lockdown. Excluding essential services, all shops, both government and private offices remained closed. 


Meanwhile, strict monitoring is being kept by the police in various parts of the town since this morning. Scarce to no vehicles were sighted on the road.

It is to recall, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Chairman Anit Thapa announced a complete lockdown in the municipal areas of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik for 07 days - starting July 26, in light of the increasing number of novel coronavirus positive cases in the hills. 


However, after GTA's announcement, people were seen overcrowding the market areas hoarding essential goods. Long queues were also seen outside several liquor shops in the town.

3 thoughts on “Darjeeling wears a deserted look on Bengal's '2-days a week' lockdown

  1. Mayank says:

    I don’t see much benefits on weekend lockdown strategy, I have seen streets overcrowded on other days then how weekend lockdown can manage people to stay safe, it’s only frustrate people who are working on weekdays and got just two days for household chores, shopping and want to connect with near and dears, people now have to manage that also in weekdays, while before they waited for the weekend only to go outside, they are now started doing that in weekdays due to this restrictions so how exactly this scheme is benefitting in that sense, also for the people who are going out to office or factory for their livelihood it seems like if they are out just for work, interesting with people, using public transport, eating street food on weekdays then they are fine, but if they are doing the same thing on weekend they have chances of getting COVID 19, what hypocrisy!!!

  2. Mayank says:

    I don’t see much benefits on weekend lockdown strategy, I have seen streets overcrowded on other days then how weekend lockdown can manage people to stay safe, it’s only frustrate people who are working on weekdays and got just two days for household chores, shopping and want to connect with near and dears, people now have to manage that also in weekdays, while before they waited for the weekend only to go outside, they are now started doing that in weekdays due to this restrictions so how exactly this scheme is benefitting in that sense, also for the people who are going out to office or factory for their livelihood it seems like if they are out just for work, interesting with people, using public transport, eating street food on weekdays then they are fine, but if they are doing the same thing on weekend they have chances of getting COVID 19, what hypocrisy!!!

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