May 16, 2021, 07:20 AM IST
In the wake of rising cases of the novel coronavirus, West Bengal on Saturday announced a complete lockdown from tomorrow till May 30. West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,94,802, the health department said in its bulletin. The toll rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, succumbed to the infection, the bulletin said. Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy and his wife Krishna are among those who contracted the disease.