Ashim Bandhopadhay, the younger brother of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been died due to COVID-19 on Saturday morning. He was suffering from COVID-19 for a month and admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata. His treatment was running from the Medica Hospital where the Doctors declared him dead today morning. The final rites of Ashim will be performed by his family following the COVID-19 protocols. India has registered over 2.43 crore COVID-19 cases in the second wave of coronavirus. There are 2,66,207 deaths has been recorded in the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are approximately 36,73,810 active cases in the country till today which is stated by a recorded data. Best Bengal has announced that the schools/colleges, gym, malls, cinema halls, and metro stations will be close till 30th May. West Bengal CM has announced that the Inter-state buses, trains, and metro stations will be closed as the lockdown will be continued to 30th May. All gathering places such as malls, restaurants, and gyms will also be closed. Tea gardens will work with 50% of workers. Jute mils will allow 30% occupancy in the mils. The West Bengal government has announced on 15th May that the lockdown will be extended till 30th May due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
In the last 24 hours, capital recorded 6,500 new cases of coronavirus which has gone down to 11%. The government has allotted 1,000 ICU beds in the last 15 days. The oxygen concentrator bank will start working from today that will provide the oxygen to each COVID-19 patient. A team will provide oxygen to those patients who are quarantined in their homes. Health Ministry has also held a meeting at 03:00 pm where they will discuss the current situation of COVID-19 and the ongoing vaccination drive in the country. Union Education Minister Ramesh
Pokhriyal Nishank will conduct a virtual meeting with all state education secretaries on 17th May to discuss the COVID-19 situation and online education implementation of the National Education Policy. The Indian Medical Association has also suggested providing the door-to-door vaccination against COVID-19. This initiative will cover the population with a minimum time duration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting in the morning regarding the COVID-19 and the vaccination drive. To know more about this article stay connected to us.