Kolkata lockdown news: Today’s updates from your city | Kolkata News


Amid prevalent chaos and uncertainty over access to the essential services and commodities during the lockdown, we bring you the latest updates from your city.
* Update at 9.29am: Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 872 in country; cases climb to 27,892: Union health ministry
*The Bidhannagar civic authorities and police are on an overdrive to restrict movement and conduct massive sanitizing in Duttabad, which falls under Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation area.
*Despite jewellery shops remaining closed during lockdown, gold market in city witnessed a surge in online bookings on Akshay Tritiya.
Gold buying in Kolkata, although a lot muted compared to other years, continued online and city jewellers were swamped with inquiries.
*The police have started urging residents of north and central Kolkata not to assemble on their terraces amid the lockdown restrictions after drone images revealed a large number of people mingling on the roofs of their apartment buildings.
*Now, focus on wholesale hubs at Posta, Koley markets in Kolkata
*Police, KMC back lockdown extension in micro-clusters
The city police, KMC and the health department are working on a plan to continue with the dynamic containment model in all micro-clusters where Covid cases are reported for a fortnight more, even if lockdown norms are eased in non-affected zones. A central report on the district-wise prevalence of Covid cases in Bengal indicates that 47% of cases are from Kolkata.
*The number of Covid-19 samples tested in the state crossed the 10,000-mark Sunday.

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