Haldia, Apr 23: Altogether 18 people infected with coronavirus in East Midnapore district of West Bengal were released yesterday from hospital, a senior district health official said.
After the cases of coronavirus surfaced, the state government declared East Midnapore a COVID-19 hot spot. The 18 cases include 14 from Haldia and four others from other places from the district, said East Midnapore Chief Medical Officer of Health(CMOH) Dr Nitai Chandra Mondol.
The Central COVID-19 review team is expected to visit the district today. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared earlier that the area should be brought in the orange zone. Several states across the country have divided their districts into red, orange and green coronavirus colour zones depending on the number of positive cases. Areas with limited number of coronavirus cases in the past and no surge in positive cases recently are classified under orange zone. It may be noted that of the 18 cases in East
Midnapore district, three are linked to the religious congregation organised in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz mosque. Meanwhile all 24 doctors, nurses and other health staff, connected with the treatment of an old man who was later declared a coronavirus case in Orissa, were freed from quarantine, CMOH of West Midnapore district Girish Ch. Bera said. The nursing home in which he was treated had been sealed and was ordered to open from today. (UNI)