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.
Health Ministry said that 78 per cent of active cases in the country are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States & Union Territories.
Thermal scanners will be put up in railway stations, bus stands and ferry ghats to check the temperature of devotees on arrival.
Cinema halls are set to reopen in Bengal from October 1 after remaining closed for over six months in the wake of the pandemic.
All government and private establishments, shops, markets and banks remained closed due to the restrictions.
A video of Patnaik, riding the bike wearing a PPE, and carrying Barik to the hospital has gone viral on social media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us lessons in reality. Begin it from school education, the online version of dispensing primary and secondary education.
Since Sunday, 526 patients were discharged from different hospitals in the state after they recovered from the disease.
Mamata Banerjee said that the government will pay the members an honorarium, and bear expenses of their food and accommodation.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease reached 11,193 on Sunday after 404 patients were discharged from different hospitals.
North 24 Parganas district accounted for five deaths, Kolkata for four, South 24 Parganas two, and neighboring Howrah district for one death in the past 24 hours, the bulletin said.
All nine of them died due to co-morbidities, and COVID-19 in these cases was "incidental", the department said in its bulletin.
Nine of the total deaths during the day happened due to co-morbidities, the health department said.
The initiative -- 'Banglar Jubo shakti' -- will unite one lakh "motivated" youth who are willing to help people in their neighbourhoods and communities amid the crises