BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a special scheme called ‘Sneher Porosh’ for the migrant workers of Bengal who are stuck in other states due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. According to the scheme, these migrant workers will get Rs 1,000 each and the money will be transferred to their bank account online. The work for this scheme will start from Monday onwards.
During a video conference meeting with the police superintendents and the district magistrates of the state, the CM said, “Each migrant worker of the state, who are stuck in different parts of the country, will get Rs 1,000.”
Meanwhile, on Friday 22 new cases have been reported in Bengal, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases to 162 in the state. On Friday, four people were cured of COVID-19. In total, 55 have been discharged after treatment. 36071 of people are under home surveillance in the state as on Friday and 506 people are presently admitted in hospital isolation. The death toll of the state stands at 10. As of Friday, 4212 people have been tested for COVID-19.
On Thursday, the health department passed an order wherein tests would have to be conducted for all symptomatic and asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of the confirmed coronavirus cases. Even tests will have to be conducted in the clusters and quarantined centres as deemed fit by the local administration.