Mamata Banerjee skipped Friday''s meeting of CMs with Prime
Minister Narendra Modi over the COVID-19 situation, sources
Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay represented the
state at the review meeting, which was held via video
conference, they said.
Banerjee had earlier skipped a few similar meetings as
she was busy campaigning for the ongoing assembly elections.
Meanwhile, the West Bengal government has constituted
a six-member apex task force under Bandyopadhyay to supervise
activities of coordinators and observers overseeing the
COVID-19 situation in the state, an official said.
Till Thursday, the state''s coronavirus tally stood at
7,00,904 and the death toll at 10,766. PTI SCH