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Bengal Extends Lockdown Till July 31, Schools, Colleges To Stay Shut

Mamata Banerjee had earlier prolonged the lockdown until June 30

Kolkata:

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has prolonged the present lockdown with relaxations within the state from June 30 to July 31.  Announcing this on the finish of a 3-hour all get together assembly immediately, Ms Banerjee stated, “The COVID-19 problem is spreading. Let is try and extend the lockdown with restrictions till July 31.”

Bengal recorded 445 new circumstances of coronavirus immediately, which took the entire to 15,173. Of these, the  variety of energetic circumstances is 4,890. Besides, 11 deaths have been recorded which introduced the entire to 591.

Another key choice on the coronavirus disaster taken throughout immediately’s assembly is to enhance providers to non- coronavirus sufferers.

The political events agreed that non-COVID-19 sufferers have been going through nice issue in getting therapy at hospitals. The concern must be tackled and personal hospitals taken on board, Ms Banerjee stated.

A cap on price of therapy too is on the anvil. “Maharashtra and Delhi have done it. We should too,” she stated. The chief secretary will oversee an advisory to personal hospitals.

“All parties demanded this cap, Ms Banerjee said, adding, “This is just not a time to do enterprise. There is a pandemic and hospitals should work within the spirit of service.”

On Cyclone Amphan, which too got here up for dialogue, Opposition leaders of the Left claimed a victory after the Chief Minister despatched out a powerful message that corruption and nepotism won’t be tolerated in distribution of aid.

Just yesterday, the Trinamool Congress sacked a councillor at Mathurapur 2 block for allotting aid funds to household and pals, together with individuals who had two-storey homes unaffected by the cyclone.

The sacking got here after indignant protests by villagers on the Block Development Office.

Similar protests have been reported from Deganga in North 24 Parganas yesterday.

Corruption in aid distribution has been a long-standing grievance by the opposition towards the ruling Trinamool. The Chief Minister has additionally arrange an all-party committee to supervise Amphan aid associated points particularly within the worst-affected Sunderbans.

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