Coronavirus: West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
While she maintained that there had been no case of COVID-19 infections in the State, she underlined that West Bengal has a huge population with high density. The Chief Minister said that at present there are only two testing centres in the State and urged the Centre that more testing centres should be opened. “I will appeal to religious leaders to avoid public gatherings. Banerjee said.
The CM advised all auditoria and cinema halls to remain closed, and said all steps should be taken to restrict public gatherings.
‘People will listen’
Asked whether the government would impose Section 144 of the Cr. PC to restrict gatherings, Ms. Banerjee said that she did not think such measures were required.