Kolkata, 23rd March: The entire country is under the grip of the coronavirus panic. The Central, as well as the State Government, are taking various measures to ensure safety of the citizens and to prevent the spread of the virus.
In this context, the State Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, requesting him to issue necessary instructions to stop all flights coming to West Bengal with immediate effect. The CM also requested to implement the lockdown in the State with true letter and spirit.
The Government of West Bengal has taken various measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and for upgrading the health infrastructure in the State to address the coronavirus pandemic. All inter-state public transport has been stopped and the intra-state public transport has been reduced to a bare minimum. The Railways have also stopped all trains and metro services. However, the Government of India was still allowing the operation of flights with no arrangements of social distancing. Hence, the Chief Minister sent a letter to the Prime Minister, in this regard.