Bengal Covid restrictions: Night curfew to be lifted on March 17 for Holi

The state had on February 14 reduced night curfew by one hour making it from 12 am to 5 am restricting movement of vehicles and people. West Bengal government on Thursday announced lifting of night curfew hours on March 17 to allow Holi festivities. On Thursday, a notification from the state secretariat said, “On the … Read more

Covid-19: West Bengal registers 4,546 fresh cases, 37 fatalities

At least 20,157 recoveries were reported in West Bengal in the past 24 hours which improved the discharge rate to 94.17 per cent. West Bengal on Monday recorded 4,546 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 more fatalities, a bulletin of the state health department said. The caseload in the infection is now 19,69,791. The state … Read more

Kolkata book fair postponed by a month, to be held in February-March

The decision was made after consultation with the state government, President of Publishers and Book Sellers Guild Tridib Chatterjee told PTI. The International Kolkata Book Fair was postponed by a month due to a surge in Covid-19 cases and municipal election, and now it will start from February 28, the organiser said on Monday. The … Read more

Demand for relaxing partial lockdown measures in tourism sector in Bengal

The travel restriction announced by the government to contain the spread of the disease in the state has severely impacted the state’s tourism industry, they said. Trade bodies in West Bengal are pressing for relaxation of the partial lockdown measures clamped by the government on the job intensive tourism sector and have demanded its relaxation. … Read more

Covid-19: Fresh curbs may be imposed after reviewing situation, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says

Banerjee, during an administrative review meeting at Sagar Island, asked officials concerned to review the overall pandemic situation in the state. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hinted at bringing back Covid curbs in the state amid the threat of a possible third wave of the pandemic looming large, including shutting down educational … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy forces Bengal to conduct door-to-door surveys; 21.8 lakh people due for second dose

The state reported 725 fresh Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. (File) Vaccine hesitancy among a section of the population has forced the West Bengal government to conduct door-a-door surveys to identify people due for their second Covid-19 shot and inoculate them. According to West Bengal Health Department data, around 13 … Read more

After Durga Puja celebrations, Bengal reports steady Covid surge for third consecutive day

Although the state’s positivity rate improved from 2.52% on Thursday, at 2.10%, it is still higher than the national average. (File) West Bengal’s Covid-19 caseload surged for a third consecutive day as the state recorded 846 fresh cases and 12 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the health department said in its daily bulletin. Experts … Read more