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Kolkata: In a huge challenge for Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, 1,009 COVID-19 containment zones have been identified in Kolkata.
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Earlier in the day, a senior officer of CBI’s Kolkata unit tested positive for COVID-19. Around 11 Kolkata Police personnel were also reported to be infected with the deadly contagious virus today. So far 217 policemen have tested positive for COVID-19.
In an attempt to tackle transport woes, Kolkata Police today issued a notification allowing bicycles along certain routes of the city. The notification said, in view of the restrictions imposed on public transport during the lockdown, bicycles are being allowed in the lanes, bylanes in Kolkata Police area.
“However restrictions will continue on the main arterial roads, flyovers and any other area as notified from time to time,” it said.
Following Centre’s notice allowing restaurants, shopping malls to start functioning with all COVID-19 safety protocols in place, several malls and eateries across Kolkata opened on June 8.
West Bengal records 8,985 COVID cases
West Bengal on June 9, Tuesday recorded 372 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 8,985. The state has reported 415 Covid-19 fatalities so far. There are 4,950 active cases and 3,620 people have been discharged from hospitals.
According to a bulletin of the state health department, Kolkata today recorded 132 fresh coronavirus cases. The adjoining Howrah district reported 38 COVID-19 infections, 29 cases were recorded in Birbhum, 28 in North 24 Parganas 28, 22 in South 24 Parganas and 20 in Purulia and 17 each from Purba Medinipur and Hooghly.
Murshidabad and Darjeeling districts recorded 16 COVID-19 cases each, Paschim Medinipur reported 12 cases, Coochebehar 11, Jalpaiguri 5, Kalimpong 4, two each from Paschim Burdwan and Malda.
A three-member central team which is camping in Bengal to assist the local authorities in dealing with the COVID-19 situation today met top Bengal officials to deliberate on the coronavirus crisis.
According to official sources, the central team held a meeting with state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha and also met state health secretary.