Corona raises restrictions again in West Bengal

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After more than six months, Corona’s ban is returning to Kolkata. From Monday, step by step restrictions will have to be obeyed on the streets. The West Bengal government lifted the ban as concerns over a new type of corona increased amid concerns.

Under the new restrictions, ‘curfew’ will start in Kolkata from Monday as before. It is not allowed to go out on the road from 10 pm to 5 am without any specific reason and permission, the train will be closed after 7 pm.

All educational institutions in the state, including schools, colleges and universities, will be closed indefinitely from Monday. Half of the staff can be present in all public and private offices. All types of administrative meetings have to be done virtually.

The state government gave these instructions on Sunday. As per the instructions, Kolkata Metrorail will be able to take half of the passengers. No more than 50 people can be invited to any social event. Swimming pools, saloons, beauty parlors, gyms, parks, zoos, etc. will be closed.

Restrictions were relaxed in West Bengal, including Kolkata, to reduce coronary infections. In the last few months, the financial condition of the people has improved a bit due to various festivals. People will have to fall into a bad situation again as the restrictions have started anew. The government has said it will try to keep such restrictions to a minimum.

The latest health report from the West Bengal state government on Saturday identified 4,512 cases of corona infection. It has also been reported that 20 people have been identified in the state.

At least 160 migrants have died in a week of boat sinking off the Mediterranean coast of Libya. This calculation is from 12 to 16 December. In 2021, about one and a half thousand migrants lost their lives on this waterway. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently reported this information. News AFP.

The country was plunged into civil war in 2011 to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan migrants try to migrate to Europe to escape poverty and conflict. Many try to reach Europe by boat across the Mediterranean.

The IOM reports that 46 people were rescued alive from the sea between December 12 and 16, barred from going ashore or repatriated to Libya.

Morocco is another preferred country for Libyan immigrants. According to the country’s state media, 352 migrants have been stranded in the Mediterranean and Atlantic in the last four days.

The news agency MAP quoted military sources as saying that the migrants had tried to cross into Morocco by boat. Among them are 9 children and 23 women. The rescued migrants were sent to a nearby Moroccan port on a naval ship after receiving first aid. They were then handed over to the local authorities.

Moroccan police say they have arrested more than 12,200 people on suspicion of illegal immigration in 2021. They have broken the network of 150 traffickers.

The United States has suspended duty-free trade with three countries over allegations of human rights abuses and recent military coups. The three countries in Africa are Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea. Khabar Al-Jazeera.

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