Coronavirus cases in Bihar rise to 15 as four more test positive, one death reported in state

Bihar Police
  • Bihar currently has fourteen active Coronavirus patients in the state.
  • A 38-year-old man succumbed to Coronavirus on March 22.
  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has released ₹100 crore to facilitate food and shelter for the poor.
Bihar reported four new case of Coronavirus on March 29, taking the total number of cases in the state to fifteen. The four new patients that tested positive are employees of National Hospital, Munger. They had come in contact with a patient being treated at the hospital. So far, ten people have tested positive after coming in contact with the foreign-returned patient in Munger.

The Bihar government has revealed that 1,456 people have been put under observation in the state. The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has granted ₹100 crore to the Coronavirus relief fund to provide food and shelter for the poor.

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Migrants forced to walk home from Delhi to Bihar

As factories and non-essential businesses have been shut due to the nationwide lockdown, migrants have been left jobless. A huge number of people have been forced to walk back to their native places in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to lack of public transport.

Kishan Ram, a labourer from Bihar's Motihari, told IANS, "I used to stay in the factory where I worked. And now I am having no shelter to take refuge thus I am left with no option but to walk down to my home.”

Bihar government announces ₹100 crore for Coronavirus relief fund

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has granted ₹100 crore for the Coronavirus relief fund. This fund will be used to help the poor and daily wage workers of the state.

The government has said that it will provide food and shelter to the people and help the migrants stranded in other states. The government has reportedly decided to convert government schools in the state into shelter homes.

With inputs from IANS.

See also:
Coronavirus cases in Telangana
Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh
Coronavirus cases in Gujarat
Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh
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