Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced lockdown in the state seeing the the rise in Covid-19 cases. Detailed guidelines regarding the lockdown will be decided by the Crisis Management Group.
The decision was taken in order to rein in galloping coronavirus surge. The state government in Bihar has imposed lockdown till 15 May on Monday after discussions with ministers and government officials. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier called on states to only consider lockdowns as a last resort. Whereas the opposition party, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted saying that the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus was a full lockdown. Meanwhile the state reported 11407 new COVID-19 cases more to which caseload went up to 509047. The state capital Patna being the worst hit out of 82 new deaths, Patna accounted for 24 casualties. While Muzaffarpur reported 13 fatalities, Madhepura 6 and West Champaran 5. Among the 11407 new cases, Patna's share was 2028, the health bulletin said. Talking about the vaccination front in state so far 72658 beneficiaries were administered jabs. The state is yet to start vaccination for the 18 plus population due to the non-availability of the additional stock.
By the way, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited many parts of the capital town to see whether COVID restrictions were followed strictly or not.