Mamata Extends Bengal Lockdown Till March 31, Urges Modi to Let States to Borrow More to Combat Crisis
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to extend the statewide lockdown till March 31 to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hitting out at the Narendra Modi-led central government, Banerjee said the state has not received any help so far.
The states can then amend their FRBM commitments in their own legislatures as they find appropriate,” the letter read.
The state health department has decided to convert entire campus of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital into a COVID-19 speciality unit in the next one week.
Later in the day, Banerjee paid a visit to NRS Medical College and Hospital, SSKM College and Hospital, RK Kar Medical College and Hospital, Beliaghata ID Hospital and the COVID-19 quarantine facility in Rajarhat and distributed masks and sanitisers to the staff.