Masks to be distributed in urban areas of Bihar in view of COVID 19 pandemic

Masks to be distributed in urban areas of Bihar in view of COVID 19 pandemic

Agency News

Patna, Jun 02 : In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Bihar government has decided to distribute masks among the poor and needy in the urban areas as activities have increased in Unlock one. Information and public relation department secretary Anupam Kumar, health secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh and Additional Director General of Police (Headquarter) Jitendra Kumar told newspersons through video conferencing here today, that the chief minister has directed for the same as activities have resumed in unlock 1.

Use of masks has been made compulsory for everyone, informed Mr Kumar. He said that the people were being aware of Unlock 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus as almost all activities have resumed. Under this mission the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would himself address the people, public representatives and officials of the state through video conferencing, television and Facebook live. Reiterating the chief minister's directives for providing ration cards to the eligible persons as early as possible, he said Rs 1000 is being transferred in the account of every ration card holder family.

In order to provide employment to the migrant labourers, who returned from other states, he said that 4,37,376 schemes were being run and 4 crore 46 lakh human day have been generated so far under various departments. He further said that 24,750 migrants returned by 15 trains on Tuesday and 9900 were scheduled to return by 6 Trains on Wednesday. Health secretary Lokesh Kumar said that 177 new Coronavirus positive cases were detected during the past 24 hours.

He said that 4,049 cases, including 2903 migrants have been found in Bihar. Of the total infected persons 2222 were active cases in the state. He said that under door to door survey 3 lakh 54 migrants have so far been screened and 109 of them had some complaint of cough, fever and breathing trouble. Additional Director General of Police (Headquarter) Jitendra Kumar said that the police realised Rs 20.67 crore as fine during the last two months for violating the norms of lockdown. (UNI)