“We do not know how long we can run the factories. Many workers are migrants who are afraid of contracting coronavirus and are worried about their families. They want to go home,” said Idris Ali of West Bengal Baker’s Association.
West Bengal Radio Club, a local amateur hobby group that works in coordination with various state governmental organisations during natural and man-made disasters and calamities, to help people in distress, at no cost helped reunite the woman with a relative at Jamshedpur.
The effect of the national shutdown is being felt across all socio-economic groups and professions. Security guards, lawyers, flower sellers and many more are finding it arduous to deal with the severity of the situation in this first of its kind lockdown.
The locality where the 18-year-old, Bengal's first coronavirus patient, stays with his family has been almost empty since the news came out late on Tuesday. The student from the UK allegedly evaded screening at Kolkata airport and violated quarantine rules by visiting several public places around the city.
Last month, the Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) had written to India’s trade minister Piyush Goyal, asking him to assess the impact of coronavirus, particularly on small traders and businesses in the country.
The World Health Organization defines epidemics as “the occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific health-related behaviour, or other health-related events clearly in excess of normal expectancy.
Despite the enforcement of travel bans and screenings, there have been instances of undetected COVID-19 cases passing through borders, indicating that although these measures may temporarily delay the spread of the virus, it will not be effective in preventing its spread.
Sometime in the 1960s, the Eden Garden Road was renamed Gostha Pal Sarani, after the legendary Indian footballer Gostha Pal. The earlier name recalls the nobleman who was once Governor-General of India, and his sisters who travelled and delighted in the land.
While 60 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in India, towns and cities across the country, even where no cases have been reported positive, have seen a surge in purchases of items, especially hand sanitisers and masks.
While she was in her mid-thirties, between 1942 to 1945, Ganguly once again found herself imprisoned for providing shelter to Hemant Tarafdar, a revolutionary who was active in the Quit India Movement of 1942.
To identify her merely as Tagore’s niece would be dismissing her own accomplishments and diminishing the innumerable ways in which she fought not only for the independence from British rule, but for women’s rights as well.