Several wholesale markets in Kolkata shut till Sunday amid Covid surge

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Kolkata, Apr 29 (PTI) Burrabazaar and its adjoining wholesale markets in Kolkata downed shutters for four days starting Thursday to contain the spread of COVID-19, traders said.

'In the wake of the Covid situation, the wholesale markets at Burrabazaar, Chandni, Ezra street and Dharmatala area remained shut today, and will continue to be closed till Sunday,' Confederation of West Bengal Trade Association president Sushil Poddar said.

'We will review the situation on Monday,' he added.

Poddar also appealed to traders to close such markets in other areas, too, till Sunday.

West Bengal on Thursday registered its highest single-day deaths of 89 people due to COVID-19, pushing the toll to 11,248, the health department said.

The coronavirus tally topped the 8-lakh-mark to settle at 8,10,955 after 17,403 tested positive in the last 24 hours.