Amid the growing coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Tuesday (May 4) that he has decided to hold a lockout in the state by May 15 after consultation with the cabinet minister and other senior officials. He said that the crisis management group has been ordered to issue guidelines related to the lockdown by this evening.
It was decided to implement the lockdown in Bihar by May 15, 2021, presently after discussions with associate ministers and officials. In relation to its detailed guidelines and other activities, today the Disaster Management Group (Crisis Management Group) has been given the Director to take action.
On Monday, the Patna High Court stated that a statewide lockout is urgently needed to stop the spread of coronavirus in the state. During a hearing, a division bench of Justices Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Mohit Kumar Shah asked Advocate General Lalit Kishore to talk to CM Nitish Kumar about the complete lockout in Bihar. Patna HC had also asked the Advocate General to make it aware of the government’s decision on Tuesday.
“It has emerged that the state government is moving towards total failure. There is no action plan in the context of an uncontrollable surge of corona infection in Bihar. Whatever plan you have presented is not up to the mark and no effective steps have been taken. Despite repeated orders you are not doing anything, everything is an eyewitness.
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