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Over 9 crore people inoculated with Covid-19 jabs in West Bengal

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With more than five lakh COVID-19 vaccines administered on Thursday, over nine crore people in West Bengal have been inoculated with at least one dose for protection against the viral infection, an official of the state health department said.


According to the official, as many as 6,23,82,416 people have received the first jab, while 2,76,58,876 have been administered both the doses, he said.





Meanwhile, Bengal on Thursday recorded 11 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, which took the toll to 19,340, a bulletin issued by the department said.


At least 758 new cases were reported in the state, pushing the tally to 16,12,741

Two fatalities each were registered in the city, neighbouring North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts, while one each succumbed to the disease in Hooghly, Purba and Paschim Bardhaman.


Altogether 15,85,444 people have recovered from the infection in the state, including 774 since Wednesday.


The discharge rate stood at 98.31 per cent.


Bengal currently has 7,867 active cases, down from 7,894 the previous day, the bulletin said.


A total of 2,01,47,647 sample tests have been conducted so far — 37,031 of them since Wednesday, it added.

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Follow Covid-appropriate behaviour to avoid lockdown: Maharashtra CM

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that in order to avoid another coronavirus-induced lockdown in the state, people must follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, and asked the authorities to take necessary steps to protect citizens from the new Omicron variant of the virus without waiting for the Centre’s directives.


He was speaking during a virtual meeting with divisional commissioners and district collectors held to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state and the precautionary measures that need to be taken in view of the Omicron variant detected in South Africa.





“Do whatever is needed to prevent the new deadly variant of COVID-19. Get started without waiting for central government’s directives,” Thackeray asked the officials.


“Citizens need to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to prevent another lockdown in the state,” he said.


During the meeting, Thackeray also asked the authorities to keep a vigil on all travellers landing at the state airports, the chief minister’s office (CMO) said in a statement.

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Sunday’s Fur-Cast (11/28/21) | WETM

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — A press conference is to be held on Monday, Nov. 29, to discuss the county’s continued battle with COVID-19.

Chemung County Executive Chris Moss and Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti will be holding the conference at noon to address county residents the update.

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Trump says he’d win the Republican nomination for president ‘very easily’ if he decides to run in 2024

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  • Former President Donald Trump said he’ll win the GOP nomination “very easily” if he were to run in the 2024 election.
  • “Most people have said if I run, they won’t run against me so I think that’s good,” Trump said.

Former President Donald Trump on Friday said he’d easily win the GOP nomination if he runs in the 2024 presidential election.

“I think if I run, I’ll get it,” he said on a Fox Business appearance. “Look, I have a 94, 95 percent, even in the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), I had a 98 percent approval rating. So if I decide to run, I’ll get it very easily.”

“Most people have said if I run, they won’t run against me so I think that’s good,” he added.

Trump hasn’t announced a formal run for the 2024 election yet, but he’s been teasing a potential bid since at least now President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Biden has said concretely that he plans to run for reelection in 2024.

Trump has been testing the waters for a potential run. A confidential memo obtained by Politico found that his team had polled five key states to gauge whether they’d vote for him over Biden. The states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — gave Biden a critical Electoral College edge that denied Trump a second term in office, Insider’s John Dorman reported. The polls showed that Trump led in each of the five swing states.

“Poll after poll clearly demonstrates that former President Donald Trump is still the 800-pound gorilla in the GOP and would be its 2024 nominee should he run,” said GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio, who conducting the polls for Trump’s super PAC, “Make America Great Again, Again!”

“This new data clearly shows that today the voters in these five key states would be happy to return Trump to the White House and send Biden packing,” Fabrizio continued.

An October poll conducted by Quinnipiac University also found strong support among Republicans for a Trump 2024 bid for president. Nearly 80% of Republicans surveyed said they’d like to see Trump run, an increase of 12 percentage points from May, the last time Quinnipiac conducted the poll.

Meanwhile, allies and aides close to Trump are reportedly advising him not to run, out of fear that he’d lose again.

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