COVID-19 surge: West Bengal govt decides to postpone 27th Kolkata International Film Festival
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced its decision of temporarily postponing the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival.
The festival was scheduled to start from Jan 7.
"After assessing the present covid situation of the State and taking into consideration the possibility of further contamination of covid among the cine lovers and citizens and also owing to the fact that a number of cine personalities attached to film festival committee and many others have been affected by Covid, State Government, upon careful consideration to the safety of the citizens have decided to temporarily postpone the 27th Kolkata International Film Festival scheduled to be held between 7-14 January, 2022," read an official statement.
"Next date of the Festival will be communicated in due course," the statement further said.
West Bengal is witnessing a significant rise in daily COVID count for the past several weeks.