Bengal coronavirus

Streets empty, shops closed as 15-day lockdown comes into force in Bengal

The Bengal administration has allowed sale of essential items for three hours amid the shutdown - 7 am to 10 pm.

published on : 16th May 2021

Bengal hospital issues death certificate, COVID patient later found alive

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.

published on : 15th May 2021

Centre distributing COVID vaccines rationally, Bengal govt should avoid confrontation: Governor

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.

published on : 14th May 2021

Rural Bengal bears burden of Covid surge

Cases up by five to eight times compared to last year; experts blame massive political campaigns for the spike

published on : 28th April 2021

West Bengal has highest coronavirus case spike rate in India

Infections up by 9.5% in state, highest test positivity rate in Kokata; 1,800% jump in U’khand active cases

published on : 27th April 2021

Mamata govt allows 100% occupancy in cinema halls in West Bengal

CM Mamata was speaking at the inauguration of the 26th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival 2021 via video conference on Friday.

published on : 9th January 2021

Centre asks four states to take prompt steps to curb recent spike in COVID-19 cases

The Centre has asked four states recording a surge in COVID-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bengal -- to maintain a strict vigil.

published on : 7th January 2021

Bengal reports first case of new Covid strain as UK returnee tests positive

The state health department now came to know that at least 590 persons comprising flight crews, passengers, and airport staff, were exposed to him. 

published on : 30th December 2020

Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1: CM Mamata Banerjee

Cinema halls are set to reopen in Bengal from October 1 after remaining closed for over six months in the wake of the pandemic.

published on : 27th September 2020

Bengal records second COVID-19 death

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.

published on : 30th March 2020