He said it indicates that 'herd immunity' has developed due to the community spread of the infection in the state.
RT-PCR tests were conducted on the pilgrims as part of the measures to check the spread of the virus at Gangasagar Mela.
The accident occurred around 5 pm in an area under the Alipurduar division of Northeast Frontier Railway, an NFR spokesperson said in Guwahati.
She requested pilgrims not to overcrowd vehicles in trying to reach Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district, to wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek the police's help if needed.
There is a huge difference between a temporary Covid centre and a world-class cancer institute, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday, hitting out at Mamata Banerjee.
While attending the virtual event where PM Modi unveiled the second campus of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that the state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost.
State BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya also urged the governments of other states from where pilgrims come in large numbers to the annual fair to impose some restrictions at their end.
PM Modi dedicated the the 400-bed tertiary cancer care centre to the nation built at a cost of Rs 534 crore.
Thakur, who refused to say anything else, did not take phone calls by PTI. His stance along with the move by 5 BJP MLAs earlier last month to quit party WhatsApp groups places a question mark over their future course of action, said analysts.
During the second wave, Kumbh Mela was called a 'super-spreader event'. Cut to 2022, will Gangasagar Mela be a mistake the country has been trying to evade?
As a precautionary measure, Avishek Dalmiya was shifted to the Woodlands Hospital. Last week, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly too was admitted to the same hospital where he was treated for four days after testing positive.
Covid-19 West Bengal: Over 100 doctors and health workers have been hospitalised over the past three days in the state, after testing Covid positive.
Covid-19 West Bengal: 10,091 cases in three days prompted the state government to shut schools, colleges, universities and allow trains to ply only till evening.
Strict security arrangements were in place across Kolkata with thousands of police officers on the streets, enforcing the COVID guidelines such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance, officials said.
The hospital authorities informed that Ganguly has not been infected with the Omicron variant and that his home isolation will be under the supervision of doctors.
A TMC core committee meeting was held at Banerjee's residence, who is also the TMC supremo, during the day to discuss the party's strategy and the candidate list for four municipal corporations to be held on January 22.
Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a city hospital on Monday night as a precautionary measure as he had tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI president had received "Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail therapy" at the hospital.
The edifice, often shown in films, television series and advertisements, as a representative image of Kolkata, was designed by William Emerson, the chief architect, with inputs from the supervising architect, Vincent Jerome Esch.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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