KOLKATA: Sanitization of West Bengal Secretariat Nabanna has been carried out after the state has reported first positive case of coronavirus.
The first patient in the state, an 18-year-old who was returning from the UK, has come under criticism, for not following proper procedures post his return.
The person did not wear a mask during his travel. He went through thermal screening and his condition was undetected. He did not home quarantine himself. He and his mother met other people. The mother even took the son to the Secretariat. Once he learned that his friends in London had tested positive for the virus, he came to Beliaghata ID hospital and got himself tested. He was found positive. His family and his driver have been quarantined, claim reports.
Meanwhile, amid coronavirus scare, West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh has said that there is no harm in drinking cow urine. He also said that he consumes cow urine. A cow urine-consumption programme was organised in north Kolkata.
Ghose spoke in favour of cow urine after a civic volunteer filed a complaint that he was told that it was “chanramrit” but was fooled into drinking what was actually cow urine.
“There is no harm in consumption of urine. For ages, people in our country has consumed urine, all of them have been fit and fine. I have no qualm in accepting that I consume cow urine and will again do so. I am not an opportunist.”
His party members however differed with many saying that these are unscientific practices.
“When science has made so much progress, we should shun such unscientific beliefs as it would in no way help us in combating this pandemic. It would rather create more confusion,” BJP member from West Bengal Locket Chatterjee said.