Amidst the rise of coronavirus cases in the country, a lockdown has been imposed in Bihar till May 15. The positivity rate of the state is around 10 per cent.
After discussion with the associate ministers and officials yesterday, it was decided to implement the lockdown in Bihar by May 15, 2021. In relation to its detailed guidelines and other activities, the Crisis management group has been instructed to take action.
The decision of the Chief Minister came after Patna High Court on Monday asked the state government to control the COVID-19 situation and declare a lockdown or it will have to pass an appropriate order.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister has also announced free COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18 years of age. Meanwhile, the state registered 11,407 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the total count of active cases in Bihar to 1,07,667.
India is the world’s second-worst coronavirus-hit country which has recorded more than 3,00,000 new infections for a 13th straight day on Tuesday. There were 3,57,229 new infections, 3,20,289 recoveries and 3,449 deaths in the last 24 hours. India, going through the second wave of coronavirus, now has a total of 2,02,82,833 cases.