Bengal has highest COVID-19 mortality rate, central team tells chief secy

Bengal has highest COVID-19 mortality rate, central team tells chief secy

Kolkata, West Bengal has the highest mortality rate in the country at 12.8 per cent, Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) leader Apoorva Chandra wrote in his final observations to state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, before leaving for Delhi on Monday. “This extremely high mortality rate is a clear indication of low testing, weak surveillance and […]

Lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

Lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

New Delhi, The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday allowed the use of trains for ferrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown to their respective states, an official said Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava said stranded people such as migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims and students can […]

Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal

Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal

Kolkata,  A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the diease, died at a hospital here on Sunday, sources at the facility said. The 60-year-old doctor, posted as assistant director health services (equipment and stores), was initially admitted to Beliaghata Infectious Diseases hospital and later shifted […]

Have cut transmission, minimised spread, increased COVID-19 doubling time during lockdown: Govt

Have cut transmission, minimised spread, increased COVID-19 doubling time during lockdown: Govt

New Delhi, The government said on Thursday that it has been able to “cut coronavirus transmission”, minimise its spread and increase the doubling time of COVID-19 cases in the country during the 30-day period of the nationwide lockdown. While asserting that the growth of coronavirus cases in the country has been more or less linear […]

52 fresh cases of coronavirus in Rajasthan

52 fresh cases of coronavirus in Rajasthan

  Jaipur,  Rajasthan recorded 52 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s virus tally to 1,628, an official said. The state has so far seen 25 deaths due to the virus, with Jaipur accounting for 13 deaths. “52 fresh cases have been reported in nine districts of the state, including 34 in Jaipur,” Additional […]