People in large numbers took holy dip in Hoogly River on 'Mahalaya Amavas' in Kolkata on September 17. Hindu devotees performed rituals and paid homage to their ancestors for salvation of departed souls. They performed 'Tarpan', a ritual to offer water and prayers to their ancestors' soul amid coronavirus pandemic. However, social distancing norms were flouted by the people amid rising COVID cases.
Metro services resumed in Kolkata on September 13 only for NEET 2020 examination aspirants and their guardians. Thermal screening was conducted before they boarded the metro. Social distancing norms were being followed inside the metro. NEET exam is being held across country on September 13 amid COVID-19 pandemic. Metros in Kolkata will resume for general public from September 14.
Contractual health workers staged a protest in Siliguri on Monday. The health workers, working under Siliguri Municipal Corporation, protested over the release of their salaries. The workers, during the protest, said they have been doing door-to-door surveys during Covid-19 but await payment. Some even alleged that they don’t know how much they will be paid. The protest was staged outside the civic body office. Watch the video for more details.
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Contractual health workers working under Siliguri Municipal Corporation on August 24 held protest demanding immediate release of their delayed salary. The protestors also alleged that they are working during COVID-19 pandemic but no facilities have been given to them. These contractual health workers conduct door-to-door COVID-19 survey.