However, before the PM’s announcement, the West Bengal government on Tuesday had already extended the ongoing lockdown to the entire state till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus.
As West Bengal geared up to put major cities and several districts under lockdown from Monday 5 pm to curb the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to issue necessary instructions to stop all flights from landing in the state and said that allowing operation of […]
His body will not be handed over to his family members, instead will be disposed of following national health guidelines, the hospital sources said.
The prison authorities, meanwhile, started welding the iron locks of wards and cells that were broken in the violence on Saturday. Lights in the premises are also being fixed.
Some of the other places where these strict curbs will be imposed are: towns such as Darjeeling, Siliguri, Cooch Behar, and Kalimpong, municipal towns in North 24 Parganas district, and districts such as Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia, Birbhum, Howrah, and Hooghly.
Parents of the 22-year-old youth who had tested positive on March 20 and the maid servant of that household have tested positive, a senior state health department official said.
Angry prisoners pelted stones and set fire to a portion of jail property, according to PTI.
In a letter to the clergy and the laity on Friday, Bishop of Kolkata Reverend Paritosh Canning, who heads of the Kolkata diocese of the Church of North India, said the measure was taken to protect everyone’s health.
The women, residents of a housing complex in the Ballygunge area, have been sent to the Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital’s quarantine facility in Rajarhat, police said.
“We have filed a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act sections. She was produced in Bashirhat subdivional court, which remanded her in 14-day police custody. Our investigation is on,” said a senior police officer.
Coronavirus in Kolkata: The youth, a resident of Ballygunge area in south Kolkata, was in home isolation after he complained of fever and cough on March 16.
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.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police warned rumor-mongers of strict action against spreading fake news on social media over novel coronavirus, a senior officer said.
A group of 50 pilgrims from Kerala and Rajasthan who were on their way to Gangasagar were also stopped and sent back to Kolkata after tests were conducted on them, officials said.
Banerjee was responding to reports that an 18-year-old student found infected with COVID-19 the day before — the first positive case in the state — had initially refused to heed doctors’ advice to get admitted to the Beleghata ID and BG Hospital.
Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya directed the Central government not to give effect to the notice served on the student, Kamil Siedczynski, who studies at Jadavpur University.
Health department authorities are now tracking and putting in quarantine all the people he met in the two days that he moved about Kolkata.
For the five Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal, TMC initially fielded four nominees; while the Congress and the CPM nominated Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya as their joint candidate.
An official said West Bengal had already set aside a Rs 200-crore corpus fund to buy medical devices, including 10,000 thermal guns which would be given to medical teams at all entry points.
On Monday, Sheikh Mamud Ali was allegedly selling urine of Indian cows at Rs 500 per litre and that of Jersey cow at Rs 400 per litre at a roadside stall at Dankuni.
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