* ANI update at 10.51am: Doctors at North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri claim that they’ve been provided raincoats, sunglasses and masks made of bedsheets instead of PPEs (Personal Protective Equipments), laboratory glasses and surgical/N95 masks to look after positive cases of coronavirus.
We met MSVP (medical superintendent cum vice-principal) who told us there’s no supply of PPEs and a requisition has been sent. When we pressurised him, he told us to not come for duty. We were given a packet of raincoat&sunglasses. They told us to wash raincoat and reuse: Dr Shahriar Alam
* Update at 9.19am: Another coronavirus patient dies in West Bengal; Covid-19 deaths in state rise to three, reports PTI quoting health officials.
*West Bengal to closely monitor Kolkata’s latest coronavirus positive case
The state’s healthcare system would be closely monitoring the latest positive case from Kolkata — the 77-year-old trader from Sovabazar. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday with pneumonia and his swab sample report on Monday confirmed he was suffering from Covid-19.
*West Bengal government has booked 700-odd rooms in various hotels and guest houses to put up doctors and nurses.
*In keeping with the latest directive from the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC), all bank branches in West Bengal have been asked to resume normal operations — for full banking hours till 4pm — from Monday.
*The 44-year-old Kalimpong woman, who tested positive for Covid-19 at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Saturday, died early on Monday morning. Another 77-year-old man from Sovabazar tested positive for the disease on Monday, taking the number of Covid-19-positive people in the state to 22.
*West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called for the strictest enforcement of the lockdown along Bengal’s borders to keep migrant workers out of the state.
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