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West Bengal govt revoked lockdown in view of NEET 2020



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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that the state-wide complete lockdown on September 12 has withdrawn in the view of the students appearing for NEET.

The decision was taken to help ease students travelling to the centres for appearing in the all-India exam, which is scheduled on September 13, Mamata Banerjee said.

Mamata Banerjee tweeted that the decision was taken after numerous requests from the student community on lifting lockdown norms on 12 September considering the NEET 2020 examination scheduled on 13 September.

Banerjee tweeted, “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 centers.”

Also in the another tweet,she wrote “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.”

Banerjee wished the students appearing for the medical entrance examination. 

Earlier, state chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced the extension of the lockdown in the state till September 20. But now the government revoked it’s decision.

All the government and private offices, commercial establishments will also be shut down. The educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till September 20, Mamata Banerjee announced.

15.67 lakh candidates have applied for the NEET 2020 examination from all over the country. The examination would be conducted on Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm.