12 September lockdown lifted in West Bengal in view of NEET exam
The Government of West Bengal has lifted the lockdown in view of NEET examination scheduled to be held on 12 September.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has lifted the lockdown on 12 September in view of NEET examination. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that the West Bengal government had earlier announced a statewide lockdown on September 11 and 12.
However, the NEET-2020 examination is already scheduled for 13 September and the student community has requested to withdraw the 12 September lockdown. She said that it would facilitate them to reach the examination centers.
Keeping their interest in mind, while keeping the statewide lockdown as it is on Sep 11th, it has been decided to cancel the lockdown on 12th, so that the students can attend the examination on 13th without any apprehensions or concerns. I wish them all the very best. (2/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 10, 2020
Ms. Banerjee took on twitter and posted double tweets on this saying, “GoWB had initially announced a statewide lockdown on Sep 11th & 12th. Considering the NEET 2020 examination scheduled on 13th, we have received numerous requests from the student community on lifting lockdown norms on 12th, helping ease their travel to examination centres.” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her very best wishes to the students.
After this decision of the state government, now there will be a lockdown in the state only on September 11.