A rape-accused coronavirus positive prisoner, who had managed to escape from a hospital in Assam's Kokrajhar district, was arrested on Sunday from Lungshun area along the Indo-Bhutan border, police said.
A combination of less aircraft movement and abundant rainfall has turned Kolkata airport’s sprawling grassland around the runway into a happy hunting ground for jackals. In recent weeks, there have been multiple sightings, causing anxiety among pilots and catalyzing a renewed drive to rein them in.
A day after the list was updated, another 11 areas have been marked as containment zones on Friday. The new entrants have taken the count of containment zones to 37, the highest in the past month. And most of the new zones are in pockets which have had consistent presence on the list earlier — most importantly Ballygunge, Bhowanipore, Beliaghata and Behala. According to the police and KMC, the entry of some of these zones is part of the larger strategy to lockdown portions of the worst-affected areas, part by part, to contain the disease instead of doing so at one go.
Along with the spike in Covid cases and the race to get more tests done, there has been a spurt in ‘inconclusive’ reports that are leaving patients baffled and postponing treatment. While experts blame this on less ‘sensitive’ methods of testing and poor collection of swab samples, the patients are being forced to take a re-test that is taking up valuable time even as hospitals insist on a conclusive report.
The death of a 55-year-old banker from Naktala has blown the lid off a racket involving two contractual laboratory assistants at two of the biggest government hospitals in Kolkata and youths who posed as sample collection agents for diagnostic labs conducting Covid tests who duped Covid suspects with fake reports. Three persons have been arrested.
Nine more hotels are set to be converted into satellite facilities for hospitals, adding 293 rooms to the current capacity of 233 rooms across eight hotels that have already entered into tieups with hospitals and are acting as Covid-care facilities.
The death of a 69-year-old woman led to tension at Vidyasagar State General Hospital in Behala on Saturday night.
The state government has recorded over 13 per cent growth in collection of state GST (SGST) in July despite the state government has imposed a two-week lockdown in major cities to contain spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.