Shops defy state's COVID protocols, Siliguri Police jump into action

Siliguri, 1st May: With the upsurge of the second wave of COVID-19, the West Bengal government announced a partial lockdown all across the state, on Friday.

As per the directive, bazaars/haats will remain open only from 7-10 am and 3-5 pm. However, various shops in Siliguri's markets were spotted open after 10 am defying the state's COVID-19 protocols. After the matter came to light, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police jumped into action and directed the traders to close their shops immediately.

Reportedly, the fish market, fruit market, vegetable market, and other shops in the city's Bidhan Market were open even after 10 am morning. Following this, the police officer of Panitanki Post reached the spot and closed all the shops.

The Siliguri Police Commissionerate said that all the traders are currently being warned. If the instructions are violated further too, the police will take action against them according to the law.

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