HMI, one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world, located in Darjeeling has come up with an initiative called “HMI, 21 Days Big Boss Indoor Challenge- Fight Against COVID-19” to motivate all to stay indoors.
The Indian Express reached out to several workers in these two states who—caught unprepared by the announcement of a 21-day lockdown for “fighting some disease”—are looking for a way out, and finding none.
A group of friends including professors, PhD scholars and filmmakers have set up the web-based community radio station to help people fight lockdown anxieties. The aim is to bring people together who are stuck at home.
In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.
The 30-year-old, who hails from Hatipa village in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district, is among 200 Indian crew members on board the ship, Diamond Princess, which has 61 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus scare: The Japanese government said Friday that 61 people on board the ship, with more than 3,700 passengers, had tested positive, and an additional 41 were found to have contracted the virus.
According to police, the club had organised a fair in Duttapukur where Islam had put up a stall. He was allegedly beaten up by members of the club after he had a fight with a woman buyer Tuesday. The woman had alleged that Islam assaulted her.