Coronavirus In Kolkata

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Over 400 film artists, technicians vaccinated in Kolkata under FCTWEI's free COVID-19 inoculation drive
Entertainment

Over 400 film artists, technicians vaccinated in Kolkata under FCTWEI's free COVID-19 inoculation drive

"We aim to vaccinate 6,000 people from the industry in the coming days as part of our initiative to ensure vaccination for all in the entertainment sector," said Swaroop Biswas, President of Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India.

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Patients are dying like flies, say Kolkata's hospital staff working without PPE
India

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Patients are dying like flies, say Kolkata's hospital staff working without PPE

One of the ward boys Firstpost spoke to hinted at heavy intake of alcohol to cope with the stress caused by proximity to death and human suffering." Soon I’ll become an alcoholic," he says

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to stop international, domestic flights to Kolkata till 31 July
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to stop international, domestic flights to Kolkata till 31 July

Mamata Banerjee also said she wants the metro rail services to resume from 1 July, but only with 100-percent seat occupancy and no passenger standing.

Historian Hari Vasudevan passes away in Kolkata aged 68, after contracting coronavirus
Lifestyle

Historian Hari Vasudevan passes away in Kolkata aged 68, after contracting coronavirus

Best known for his expertise on European and Russian politics and history, Hari Vasudevan had tested positive for the coronavirus two days after being admitted to the hospital on 4 May.

Coronavirus Outbreak: As West Bengal catches up on testing, medical community bears the brunt of an ailing healthcare system
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: As West Bengal catches up on testing, medical community bears the brunt of an ailing healthcare system

As the coronavirus sweeps through West Bengal, one of the largest states with the lowest rates of tests being conducted, Firstpost speaks to the healthcare workers in Bengal about their experiences, difficulties, and concerns.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kolkata Police arrests 912 people for violating lockdown; West Bengal reported 188 positive cases, 10 deaths so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kolkata Police arrests 912 people for violating lockdown; West Bengal reported 188 positive cases, 10 deaths so far

Although major parts of the state wore a deserted look, people in some parts of the city were seen jostling with each other in markets to buy essential commodities, disregarding social distancing norms

Coronavirus Outbreak: Five of family, including 9-month-old, 6-yr-old girl, test positive in West Bengal
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Five of family, including 9-month-old, 6-yr-old girl, test positive in West Bengal

The five, who belong to one family, are a nine-month-old baby, a six-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and two women aged 27 and 45, a health official said.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kolkata Police arrests 453 in last 24 hours for defying lockdown order; 10 people tested positive in state so far
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kolkata Police arrests 453 in last 24 hours for defying lockdown order; 10 people tested positive in state so far

The arrests were made by the Kolkata Police during naka-checking and patrolling across the city

Coronavirus Outbreak: Empty streets, closed markets mark day one of lockdown in Bengal; Mamata Banerjee seeks Rs 1,500 cr package from Centre
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Empty streets, closed markets mark day one of lockdown in Bengal; Mamata Banerjee seeks Rs 1,500 cr package from Centre

Coronavirus outbreak desolated vast swathes of West Bengal on Wednesday, the first day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, with streets empty and markets closed, but some frenzied panic buying at local departmental stores prompted police to use force to disperse customers