Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced that no night curfew is needed in Bihar as the situation in the state is much better than the rest of the country.
Addressing the media, he said: “The situation in Bihar is better than many states right now. There is no need to impose night curfew here.”
The Chief Minister had arrived to garland the statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary when he put an end to the possibilities of a night curfew.
So far, Bihar has not reported any case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. However, Health Minister Mangal Pandey said that all guidelines of the Centre are being fully followed in the state and the Nitish Kumar government is continuously urging people to follow Covid guidelines.
Earlier, The Bihar CM said work was being done to increase the number of Covid-19 tests in the state so that anyone infected could be identified quickly.
“Preparations are being made to prevent the possible third wave of Covid-19 and to deal with any situation,” Nitish Kumar said.
More than nine crore vaccinations have been carried out in Bihar so far. ‘We will soon achieve the 100 per cent vaccination target,” he said.