The Bengal administration has allowed sale of essential items for three hours amid the shutdown - 7 am to 10 pm.
A 26-year-old resident of Hijuli in the Dhantala police station area was first admitted to the Ranaghat Sub Divisional Hospital with fever and chest pain, his family said.
The TMC dispensation has accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of discrimination over distribution of vaccines, claiming that some states are being given preference at the cost of others.
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CM Mamata was speaking at the inauguration of the 26th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival 2021 via video conference on Friday.
The Centre has asked four states recording a surge in COVID-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bengal -- to maintain a strict vigil.
The state health department now came to know that at least 590 persons comprising flight crews, passengers, and airport staff, were exposed to him.
Cinema halls are set to reopen in Bengal from October 1 after remaining closed for over six months in the wake of the pandemic.
The 44-year-old woman from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district had recently returned from Chennai, where she had flown for the treatment of her daughter on March 7.