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At least 8 colleges across Bengal have suffered on account of an alleged cyber prank that saw their admission merit lists manipulated to reflect names of famous personalities.
Covid management is near collapse in most residential societies. With Mamata Banerjee govt washing its hands off, things can only get worse in the festive season.
This is the first time that food was distributed from the Mother House, the order's headquarters, on her birthday due to the extraordinary times and difficulties faced by poor.
The 40,000 personnel of Kolkata Police have been at the forefront of Covid fight in the city, which is the largest Covid hotspot in the state.
Bengal has started to see dengue infection in Covid patients. Doctors say they need to be very alert while handling co-infection cases. Mamata govt has issued guidelines.
In major metros, the rate of Covid spread has slowed significantly. An epidemic is considered to have been arrested when the R value remains below 1 consistently.
As of 2 August, 1,678 people died of Covid in West Bengal — up from 668 deaths in April, May and June. The state is now seventh in India in terms of death toll.
As Kolkata hospitals run out of beds, patients are being made to sign ‘isolation bonds’ stating they are doing so by choice.
Sweet makers claim Covid-themed sweets are selling like hot cakes. Customers say they eat sweets just as sweets and don’t expect them to work as medicine.
Some of Kolkata’s biggest hospitals have been handing out dates as far as three weeks after the onset of symptoms. Govt helplines seem to be of no help either.