India, July 9 -- Health experts claimed that the state's failure to impose containment norms is why COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise

The implementation of containment norms in West Bengal to arrest the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has turned a full circle. Several health experts have claimed that the state's failure to impose norms according to World Health Organisation (WHO) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guildelines led to a surge in cases.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on July 8, 2020 announced a strict lockdown from 5 pm from July 9-16 in some parts of the state, including the 25 containment zones in Kolkata , where the rate of infection is high.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has so far infected 24,...