*From today, 14 medical colleges in Kolkata will start conducting state-wide rapid tests. This step coincided with ICMR clearing the decks for RG Kar Medical College and Hospital and Command Hospital, Alipore, to start Covid-19 testing.
* Update at 7.52am: Workers stand outside jute mills in Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas. State govt has allowed 15% of workforce for resumption of operations in mills during
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*While exempted category services are likely to resume truncated operations amid the lockdown from today, lack of public of transport is going to be a problem on the first day of resumption.
*Toll plazas will resume operations from today across national highways. National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has revised the toll by 4% to 5% across 15 toll plazas in the state.
*Despite acute manpower shortage, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute (SGCCRI) kept the treatment of 50 patients, including 35 children, on.
*Operators of largeformat apparel, electronics and home retail stores, multiplexes, vanilla shops, restaurants and food courts have asked mall managements to waive the rent for the lockdown period.
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