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Covid Protocol
News  /  Published 12.08.22

How people avoid masking up in Kolkata and on flights

Sometimes the mask or its absence brings with all the force the violence that makes the class system work. At a busy south Kolkata crossing, I was again inside a car (do I ever step out of it?) and a ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 12.08.22

Covid cases down, mask rule in force in Kolkata

The number of Covid patients admitted is below 10 in most hospitals across Kolkata for several weeks now but the healthcare facilities said they were continuing with the mask mandate. Some of the hos...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.22

China Diary: Keep safe distance

China has to be exceptional in every way. The country where the coronavirus originated, bringing the world to a standstill, is now stigmatising those affected by the virus. No other country is doing t...
By Neha Sahay

News  /  Published 02.08.22

Southeast Asia back on radar of Kolkatans, 2.19 lakh Indians visit Singapore in 120 days

Southeast Asia, one of the more popular international travel destinations for Kolkatans before Covid, has once again started drawing tourists as countries like Singapore and Thailand have eased restri...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.07.22

Kolkatans, check out how the current strains of the Covid virus are affecting people

Booster negligence Pritha says she is the only one in her friend circle who has got the third dose of the Covid vaccine. “The others are living in denial of the disease,” she says sadly....
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

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News  /  Published 29.07.22

Covid count in single digits in Kolkata hospitals

“There is a definite dip in infections over the past couple of weeks and if this trend continues then we can expect the end of the current wave in another few weeks. However, we need to continue...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.07.22

Martyrs’ Day rally: Maidan to Esplanade, Covid rules flouted across heart of Kolkata

Open cooking The high court order also mentioned that open cooking on the Maidan was not allowed, said Datta. On Thursday, The Telegraph noticed at least two ovens placed on the Maidan and connecte...
By Subhajoy Roy, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.07.22

Kolkata police resume mask campaign on streets

The city police have resumed the campaign to spread awareness on Covid and started distributing masks in crowded places, highlighting the need to keep faces covered at a time the state is witnessing a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.07.22

Kolkata doctors rule out need of antibiotics, supplements in Covid treatment

A 78-year-old resident of Salt Lake recently tested positive for Covid but had mild symptoms. Family members consulted a physician who prescribed an antibiotic, a combination of cefpodoxime and clavul...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Advice for parents as Covid cases rise in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal

At least one school in Kolkata has asked parents to not send children to class if they have any chronic health conditions, the advice coinciding with a sharp rise in Covid cases in West Bengal. ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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