BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: As coronavirus panic spreads across the country, West Bengal government on Monday has decided to cut short the session of the Legislative Assembly and adjourned all proceedings for an indefinite period of time from March 17 onwards. The pending work, however, will have to completed within Tuesday.
Meanwhile, accoring to sources the upcoming civic polls in West Bengal have been postponed till March 30 due to coronavirus outbreak. Apart from TMC, the Opposition parties have appealed to the State Election Commission to defer the date given the coronavirus fallout.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in India climbed to 110 with Maharashtra reporting highest number of patients.
The Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government has taken some strict precautions to contain the spread of the deadly disease even though the state hasn’t reported any positive cases so far. Two new emergency isolation wards were set up in the state in Rajarhat on an emergency basis.
Earlier, she announced closing of all schools, colleges, universities and madrasahs in the state from March 16 till March 31 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In the press statement, she has mentioned that the internal examination of these institutions will also remain suspended during the said duration.
On Monday, the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA) will hold an emergency meeting at 4pm with Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India (FCTWEI), West Bengal Motion Picture Artists’ Forum and other bodies to take a call on the suspension of all shooting of films, TV serials and web series in the state of West Bengal. Buzz is the movie theatres might also be closed down till March 31.