Highlights:

  • In the Burrabazar area, a garment hub has become a new hotspot for the novel coronavirus.
  • In the past two weeks, the area between Mechua and Ganesh Talkies recorded six cases.
  • The police have barricaded few lanes of Ward Number 23 after a businessman resident f Hanspukur Lane died in that area.

Kolkata: Multiple cases have been recorded in the Burrabazar area in the last few days with two deaths due to COVID-19. This has become an emerging problem for the state of West Bengal, with the risk that the virus is not contained within the zone. The Sri Hari Ram Goenka Street and Kalakar Street along with the Mechua and Ganesh Talkies have recorded more than six cases. This area is one of the most congested lanes of the city that has the narrowest by- lanes. After the businessman deceased, his family members have been kept under home quarantine and the 23 number Ward is barricaded. 

The residents have complained about the preventive measures of the local administration, which should have been taken at an early stage. There were very few precautionary measures taken, people did not obey the lockdown measures, proper disinfection works were also not done, and prior actions to seal the areas were not taken. The spots which are now included inside the containment zone are- Madan Mohan Burman Street, Pathurighata, Armenian Street, Burotala, Beniatala, PK Tagore Street, Hari Ghosh Street, and Mondal Street. Most of these areas are the wholesale and retail hub of saris, kid`s wear, and hosiery. These areas are both residential and commercial places, and the administration has taken needful steps to prevent transmission. 

Vijay Ojha, the local councilor stated that he is doing everything that he can do to help the people of the locality, and have requested everyone to stay indoors, every building is being sanitized, and the micro-level intense lockdown will need people`s full responsibility and cooperation.

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