Bengal Lockdown

Fine dining restaurants welcome Bengal government decision to relax Covid curbs

Sudesh Poddar, President of Hotel and Restaurants' Association of Eastern India said this will certainly help the hospitality sector to return back to the pre-Covid days of 2019.

published on : 1st April 2022

Bengal government tells DMs to ensure primary schools reopen from February 16 as COVID situation improves

The state government on Monday allowed the reopening of schools for primary and upper primary classes from February 16 after an improvement in the pandemic situation.

published on : 15th February 2022

Primary schools in Bengal could be reopened after a few more days: Mamata

Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee Wednesday said the lockdown has impeded the basic learning of students and schools in West Bengal should reopen as soon as possible.

published on : 10th February 2022

Lockdown has impeded basic learning: Abhijit Banerjee bats for Bengal schools' reopening

He also underscored the need to curtail the curriculum once the classes resume at the junior level and help children make up for the lost time.

published on : 9th February 2022

Schools reopen for senior students in Bengal; online lessons still an option in some institutes

South Point High School, one of the reputed institutes here, commenced classes for students of 9 and 11, while those of 10 and 12 have been told to register their attendance starting Monday.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Third wave: Bengal logs 10,430 new Covid cases, 34 more deaths

Altogether 34 fresh fatalities due to Covid-19, including 10 from Kolkata, took the toll to 20,155, it said.

published on : 18th January 2022

Bengal records 9,385 more Covid cases, state allows gyms to operate, holding of 'jatras'

Kolkata accounted for seven deaths and 1,879 cases on Monday, while North 24 Parganas district recorded 11 fatalities and 1863 new positive cases.

published on : 17th January 2022

Bengal reports 14,938 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more fatalities; 1,60,305 active infections in state

Kolkata registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 12, followed by five in neighbouring North 24 Parganas district and four in Howrah.

published on : 16th January 2022

Record rise of COVID in Bengal, Kolkata accounts for nearly half the cases

Kolkata shares 44% of the total new cases, having reported 6,170 on Wednesday. The growth rate is said to be highest ever since the outbreak of the pandemic in Bengal in 2020.

published on : 7th January 2022

Bengal logs 6,078 new Covid cases, 13 deaths; over 100 doctors test positive

The death toll also went up to 19,794 after 13 more people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the department said in a bulletin.

published on : 4th January 2022

Uncertainty looms large over scheduled polls in Bengal civic bodies as Covid cases rise

The SEC had announced last week that polls to four municipal corporations - Siliguri, Chandannagar, Bidhannagar and Asansol - will be held on January 22.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Lockdown pushes up malnourished kids’ tally in Bengal’s backward districts

The survey, conducted across the state in September, found that 6.7 lakh children were malnourished. The figure was 3.5 lakh in August last year.

published on : 7th December 2021

Bengal schools reopen for classes 9-12 after 20 months of COVID hiatus

Teachers and staffers welcomed the boys and girls with hand sanitiser and thermal guns to check their temperature and advised them to wear masks at all times throughout the school hours.

published on : 16th November 2021

Bengal school reopening: Education department drafts SOP, awaits nod from secretariat

The draft SOP says offline classes are to be held in a staggered manner, according to the official.

published on : 29th October 2021

Uncontrolled violation of norms: Covid numbers rising in Bengal post Durga Puja rush

On October 16, 443 new Covid cases were recorded in past 24 hours but the number has gone up to 974 on Saturday, highest in past three months.

published on : 25th October 2021
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