On Tuesday the West Bengal government urged the Center Government not to schedule a flight for two weeks from high ‘prevalence’ cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiv Sinha, Civil Aviation Secretary P.K. Wrote a letter to Mr.Kharola for regarding to stop the movement of flights from eight cities to Kolkata or Bagdogra for two weeks starting from July 6.
‘Decided to stop movement of incoming flights’
“West Bengal is also witnessing a rapid increase in cases. The state has witnessed a large number of out-of-state (out of) people with infections. The West Bengal government has stopped the movement of incoming flights and trains. Or has decided to stop. According to the state, I contact you with a request that there is no flight schedule for West Bengal from high prevalence locations like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad and Surat. And stop flights movement of from these High-COVID cities to Kolkata or Bagdogra for two weeks starting from July 6, “Sinha wrote in the letter. Sinha asked the aviation secretary for flights from Kolkata, Bagdogra and Andal to other cities. 6 From July to 31 July requested to limit the frequency of once a week for each airline.
In addition, the Chief Secretary requested the Central Government to temporarily stop trains in West Bengal from places with high COVID-19 cases to prevent the spread of the virus. On Monday Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said that her government would urge the Center Government to start limit domestic flights moments to the state only once a week, as people from outside would start returning to West Bengal once.
Meanwhile, CM Mamata Banerjee also put a lockout in the state till 31 July to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Despite the Rs 27 crore subsidy announced by the state government, city-based unions of private and mini buses are adamant on fare hike citing rising fuel prices.
West Bengal’s COVID tally
The health bulletin said that West Bengal on Monday recorded the highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 624 new infections, while 17,907 people have died in the state, while 14 more have died. . Thirteen, out of 14 dead, died due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was accidental, it said.
After recovering from the disease, 526 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the state from Sunday. According to the bulletin, the number of active cases is now 5,535.