EC calls all-party-meeting in Kolkata as COVID-19 cases surge

Amid the continuing West Bengal Assembly Election 2021, the Election Commission of India has referred to as an all-party assembly in Kolkata on Friday. The primary agenda of the assembly is to debate how the ballot campaigns be performed within the midst of the rising COVID-19 cases within the state. 

All political events have been requested to ship one consultant for dialogue over following COVID-19 associated protocol for the final 4 phases of the ballot. Media stories counsel the Election Commission is prone to membership the remaining fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth phases of polling in West Bengal right into a single-phase voting.

Earlier, the Calcutta High Court ordered the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Bengal and all district magistrates to make sure strict implementation of COVID-19 protocol throughout the marketing campaign for the remaining 4 phases. The court docket stated that the administration ought to guarantee that all the COVID-19 tips are strictly adhered to within the public curiosity.

West Bengal COVID-19 cases

West Bengal on Tuesday reported the very best single-day spike of 4,817 cases in a span of 24 hours.

The COVID-19 positive affected person tally in West Bengal stands at 6,24,224.

The loss of life toll rose to 10,434 after 20 recent fatalities had been registered within the state.

Kolkata too registered a report one-day spike of 1,271 COVID-19 cases.

North 24 Parganas district reported 1,134 COVID-19 positive cases.

At least 2,278 sufferers recovered from the illness over the last 24 hours.

The complete variety of cured people stands at 5,84,740.

West Bengal now has 29,050 COVID-19 lively cases.

Eleven recent fatalities reported from Kolkata.

Four fatalities reported from North 24 Parganas- 2 every from Hooghly and Howrah, and one in Paschim Bardhaman district

Out of the 20 deaths, 12 had been resulting from comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

In the final 24 hours, 42,214 samples have been examined for COVID-19 in West Bengal.

Altogether 1,13,710 people had been inoculated in West Bengal on Tuesday. 

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