New Delhi: Despite Kolkata registering nearly 500 Coronavirus cases on a everyday basis, the city has just one containment zone. Talking to news portal Hindustan Times, a Kolkata Municipal Corporation official said that the cases in the city are sporadic and coming from various locations. He added that an area is classified as a containment zone, only if multiple cases are reported from the same neighbourhood. Also Read - India's COVID-19 Tally Nears 6 Million; 10 States, UTs Account For 75% of New Cases | Key Points
“If multiple cases are recorded from the same neighbourhood in one week, then it is tagged a containment zone. In Kolkata, there is only one such zone. The rest of the cases are more sporadic and coming from various locations,” the news portal quoted the official as saying. Also Read - BJP Team Reshuffle: 'Served For 40 Years & Got Shunted Out': Bengal Leader Rahul Sinha Hints at Rebellion
Few days ago, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh had said that Corona pandemic is over and the Mamata Banerjee-led government was unnecessarily imposing lockdown to stop the saffron brigade from holding public rallies. The video clip of the same had also gone viral on social media platforms. Also Read - Corona Vaccine Latest News: Does Govt Have 80K Cr to Buy & Distribute Vaccine, Asks Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla
“Corona is Gone! Didi is acting. She is intentionally imposing lockdown so that BJP cannot hold meetings and rallies in Bengal,” Ghosh had said.
Later, the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress came down heavily on the West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party president for his “horrifying” statement amid rising cases of the pandemic.
“While the whole of India is still fighting tirelessly against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, Dilip Ghosh announces Corona is Over. Evidently, he values vote bank politics much above human lives,” All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) official handle had tweeted.
With over 94,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus cases crossed the 47 lakh-mark on Sunday, while the death toll climbed to 78,586 after 1,114 people succumbed to the disease in a day. Out of the total 47,54,357 cases, 9,73,175 are active, 37,02,596 have recovered so far.