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

Durga Puja 2021: Kolkata hospital to organise special Puja for Covid-19 patients

The celebration of the festival will start with a ‘purojit’ (priest) who will officiate the puja (Photo: IE/ Praveen Khanna) Durga Puja Kolkata: The raging COVID-19 has put brakes on this year’s Durga Puja festivities as well. A private hospital, however, in Kolkata decided to bring a touch of Durga Puja festival to a COVID-19 … Read more