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West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

Covid numbers will rise a little, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday underscored that the Covid-19 outbreak was a global affliction and said Bengal knew of no “magic spell” to keep it at bay when the number of patients was risin...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Bengal among states testing less, says Centre

Bengal is among 13 states or Union territories performing less than 140 coronavirus disease tests per day per million population, a threshold set by the World Health Organisation for “comprehens...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

24 Bihar BJP leaders test Covid positive

As many as 24 leaders of the Bihar BJP unit tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, leading the party to shut down its state headquarters in Patna and asking all leaders to quarantine themselves. So...
By Dev Raj in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

North Bengal, Sikkim devise pandemic plan

Rising Covid-19 cases across north Bengal and in neighbouring Sikkim have made the authorities of the two states draw up a fresh series of plans to curb the spread of the pandemic. In north Bengal, t...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.05.20

Clamour for contact-tracing at risk zones

Only 10 samples were collected on Tuesday from the densely populated Ganganagar, where a woman was tested novel coronavirus positive on Saturday. However, the locality has been made a containment zone...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.05.20

Tests to double by mid-June in Jharkhand

The state health department is looking at a 100 per cent increase in sample testing capacity by mid-June with Jharkhand seeing a spurt in Covid-19 cases from May onward with the arrival of migrants.Pr...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 12.06.20

'No-test = no corona' taunt

A retired IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh has been booked by police for publicly claiming that the BJP-helmed state government was following a policy of “no test, no corona”.Surya Pratap Singh, who t...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.20

Rush of arrivals tests Malda system

Health department officials are struggling to cope with consistent arrival of migrant workers in Malda district with allegations swirling that swab samples of most of them are not taken for tests and ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Daily tests go past 8000

The Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday reported further rapid improvement in Covid-19 stats with 8,668 tests in the past 24 hours, which is twice the 4,046 tests recorded a week ago on May 10.The hi...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Pre-flight test veto costs dear

Two Gulf evacuees who were flown to Kerala on Thursday have tested coronavirus-positive, days after the Centre ignored chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s request for pre-boarding tests.Vijayan told r...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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