Watch: Covid prevention norms flouted at West Bengal Law Minister’s event

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Even as Covid cases in West Bengal continue to surge, a blatant flouting of Covid norms was witnessed during an event in Asansol which was attended by the state's Law Minister Moloy Ghatak. The minister was felicitating toppers of the state examinations. Many people had gathered at the venue. No social distancing norms were in place which a brazen violation of the government's guidelines. While the minister himself was seen with a mask, many people who were in close contact with him were not wearing masks. This comes at a time when West Bengal Covid cases in West Bengal crossed 1,38,870 after the highest single-day spike of 3,274 new infections was reported on Sunday. The death toll due to the disease also rose to 2,794 with 57 more people succumbing to coronavirus infection. Wearing masks and maintaining social distancing are some of the key preventive measures that the government has urged people to follow to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Government has also asked people to wash their hands on a regular basis. Watch the video for all the details.

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