Malda: On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people not to panic over the growing COVID-19 situation, as the state government is taking “all possible measures” to prevent the spread of the disease.
Speaking at a press conference here, Banerjee stressed that night curfew could not be resolved in Bengal, where “political pollution” needs to be tested first.
The chief minister, however, did not explain exactly what he was referring to as “political pollution”.
Referring to the steps taken by the state government to address the situation such as increasing the number of CVID beds in hospitals, he urged all offices to work with 50 per cent staff for the time being.
“I urge everyone to panic. We have formed a task force to deal with the encouragement of Cavid-19. We have increased the number of beds, safe houses,” he said.
Banerjee also called on the central government to facilitate the supply of vaccines and medicines.
“We have demanded more vaccines as there is a serious shortage. The center should facilitate the supply of vaccines, medicines and oxygen cylinders,” he said.
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