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21 days have passed, Jalpaiguri and Kalimpong have not reported any +ve cases

The small hill town of Kalimpong, which had recorded West Bengal’s second Covid-19 death on March 29, has seen a remarkable turnaround, with no new positive case reported in the last 21 days. This feat prompted the Union health ministry to declare the former hot spot a green zone on Tuesday. Jalpaiguri in the plains achieved the same feat. Administrations of both districts have strictly enforced the lockdown while launching extensive sanitisation drives. The Kalimpong victim had stayed in Jalpaiguri district's Jyotinagar (Siliguri) for five to six days on her way home from Chennai. She had fever and was admitted to a Kalimpong nursing home. Doctors referred her to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, where she tested positive. She died a day after the report arrived from Niced. Seven of her relatives were quarantined at Jalpaiguri superspecialty hospital. Four of them had tested positive on April 1. They were sent to the Covid hospital in Siliguri and cured after

West Bengal health official diagnosed with Covid-19 dies at Kolkata hospital

A senior doctor-cum-health official with West Bengal government's health and family welfare department, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a private health facility in Kolkata's Salt Lake, died in the wee hours of Sunday, sources in the state health department confirmed. According to reports, the Assistant Director-rank health officer, who was posted as the in-charge of state's Central Medical Store located at Moulali area in central Kolkata, fell sick last week and his sample tested positive for Covid-19. He was admitted to government-run Beliaghata ID hospital and later shifted to AMRI hospital in Salt Lake. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: "We have lost Dr Biplab Kanti Dasgupta, Assistant Director, Health Services, West Bengal in the early hours of today. "He was  Assistant Director of Health Services, Central Medical Stores. We are deeply pained with his untimely demise." Sources at


Two youths, Shiv Shankar Sahani 18yrs, Dilip Tiwari 21yrs were missing from Jyotinagar area of Siliguri since April 21. Dead body of Shiv was found in a river at Matigara yesterday and Dilip's body was found from the same spot this morning. Police investigating into the case. May their souls rest in peace and may God give strength and courage to their family and friends in this moment of grief and sorrow.

China Did Not Inform Public Of Coronavirus Outbreak For Crucial Six Days, Claims Report

A new report has emerged that blames the Chinese government of hiding the possible outbreak of Coronavirus in the city of Wuhan. The documents hint that the government hid the news for the first six days, a crucial period during the outbreak of the virus in the epicentre. Within those six days, a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people was also hosted in the city of Wuhan as part of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. The seventh day - January 20 - was when Chinese President Xi Jinping warned the public, alleges the damning report.  The report by Associated Press cites internal Chinese documents accessed by it to verify the claim. As per expert estimates based on retrospective data, the delay had resulted in more than 3,000 people being infected by the seventh day. The report quotes Zuo-Feng Zhang, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, to stress on the effect of the delay. Zhang says, “If they took action six days earlier, there would hav