Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, on Thursday, announced an extension of the lockdown in the state in the wake of Covid-19 cases that seems untrammeled.
CM Nitish Kumar informed about the extension in a tweet. He says, “Today, together with the ministers and officials, we reviewed the situation in the state. There’s a positive effect of the lockdown. Hence, it has been decided to extend the lockdown for a further 10 days, i.e., 16th to 25th May 2021.”
आज सहयोगी मंत्रीगण एवं पदाधिकारियों के साथ बिहार में लागू लॉकडाउन की स्थिति की समीक्षा की गयी। लॉकडाउन का सकारात्मक प्रभाव दिख रहा है। अतः बिहार में अगले 10 दिनों अर्थात 16 से 25 मई, 2021 तक लॉकडाउन को विस्तारित करने का निर्णय लिया गया है।
— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) May 13, 2021
Although, Bihar has been under a complete lockdown since the 5th of May, 2021. The total number of Covid cases in the state stands at 6.22 lakh along with 9,863 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours.
Additionally, the vaccination has also been going on. In order to encourage more and more people, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has even announced free vaccination in the state.
Furthermore, vaccination for the age group 18-44 years has begun in the state on the 9th of May. According to the reports of the state health ministry, the state had received 3.5 lakh doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.