Bihar Lockdown

Bihar: No money for cremation, kin bury COVID victim's body in family land

A video purportedly showing a Covid-19 victim’s body being dumped into the bank of the Saura river in Bihar’s Katihar district has gone viral on social media.

published on : 10th May 2021

Bihar lockdown: Rush to postpone weddings, many shed 'band-baajaa-baaraat' grandeur

There were a number of auspicious dates between May 5 and 15 -- the lockdown period, and owners of wedding halls said that most of the bookings have been cancelled.

published on : 7th May 2021

11-day lockdown underway in COVID-rattled Bihar as state reels under second wave

Owners of many shops, not dealing in items deemed as essentials, faced a rude shock as they were made to down their shutters, besides being slapped with fines, by the men in uniform.

published on : 5th May 2021

13,789 new COVID cases in Bihar; state's chief post master general dies of virus

The officer was undergoing treatment for coronavirus at AIIMS Patna for past few days where he breathed his last at around 1:40 am late last night, sources in the hospital said Saturday.

published on : 2nd May 2021

COVID surge leaves Bihar choked; 89 die in 24 hours, active caseload crosses one lakh

The state has been reeling under an intense second wave, which has caused its active caseload to rise by more than 50 times in less than a month.

published on : 30th April 2021

COVID 19 explodes in Bihar; 13,374 new cases, 84 deaths in last 24 hours

According to the state health departments bulletin, the number of active cases now stood at 98,747, a nearly 50 times increase since the beginning of the month.

published on : 28th April 2021

COVID surge in Bihar: Shops to close at 4 pm; night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am

These decisions were taken at the meeting of the crisis management group chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the day.

published on : 28th April 2021

No let-up in COVID surge in Bihar; Nitish holds review meeting again

Among the new cases, Patna's share was maximum 1837, while Bhagalpur reported 654 cases, Aurangabad (622) and Begusarai (611) infections.

published on : 27th April 2021

Coronavirus surge continues in Bihar: 11,801 fresh cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours

Among the new cases, Patna's share was maximum 2720, while Saran had 568 infections, West Champaran (460), Saharsa (433) and Purnea (384).

published on : 26th April 2021

COVID continues to wreak havoc in Bihar: 12,795 new cases, 68 more deaths

Out of a total of 12,975 fresh infections, capital Patna saw maximum 1848 cases followed by Gaya with 1340 cases, Saran (707), Aurangabad (682) and Bhagalpur (681).

published on : 26th April 2021

COVID: 11,489 new cases, 59 more deaths in Bihar; over 750 doctors, health workers infected

Among the new deaths, Patna accounted for nine casaulties while Bhagalpur reported 8 fatalities and Gaya five.

published on : 23rd April 2021

COVID-19: RJD, other parties will support Bihar govt if lockdown re-imposed 

State chief of BJP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal suggested a 2-day lockdown from Friday evening at 6 pm to Monday morning at 8am.

published on : 18th April 2021

COVID-19: Testing rate cranked up in Bihar; violence in Sasaram over closure of coaching institutes

The testing rate had come down to 20,000 samples per day following a let up during winter and the vaccination drive but now directions have been issued to increase that by at least five times.

published on : 6th April 2021

No need for a fresh lockdown in Bihar: State Health Minister Mangal Pandey

Nitish Kumar who is monitoring coronavirus situation on a daily basis has on numerous occasions urged citizens to follow COVID protocol sincerely.

published on : 31st March 2021

Schools, colleges to reopen in Bihar from Monday; state issues safety guidelines

However, the classes will operate only at half the strength of the total students and other protocols of coronavirus have to be followed strictly.

published on : 4th January 2021