Bengal To UP To TN
The Times of India Mumbai|October 29, 2021
Populous states must vaccinate faster. CMs should take charge. They can’t blame Centre anymore

The festival season was always going to be challenging for the country’s Covid mitigation efforts. And the first ominous signs are emerging from Bengal. There appears to be a direct correlation between the state’s spurt in Covid cases and the recent Durga Puja celebrations that saw big crowds and little adherence to Covid protocols. In fact, Bengal’s 989 cases reported on October 24 were a three-month high. While this should compel state authorities to ramp up testing, they seem to be moving in the opposite direction.

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