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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Insists Strict Measures In Place To Halt COVID Spread, Rules Out Total Lockdown

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asserted that strict measures have been taken to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state, while also maintaining that a total lockdown, if imposed, will hamper livelihood of people. She urged the central government to facilitate free- of-cost vaccination for all.

“We have taken strict measures, a total lockdown will hamper livelihood of people,” Banerjee said, addressing a press conference at the state secretariat following the first cabinet meeting of her newly formed government.

The CM further said that her government has sought three crore vaccine doses from the Centre for West Bengal, of which one crore will be distributed among private hospitals.

Contending that peace prevails in the state, Banerjee affirmed that her government will act against anyone circulating fake videos over post-post violence.

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