Patna, July 14
There will probably be a complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16-31 to include the unfold of COVID-19, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday introduced.
On his official Twitter deal with, Modi stated the 15-day lockdown will stay in pressure in any respect municipal, district, sub divisional and block headquarters stage and that tips have been being ready.
“The government has taken a decision to this effect… Corona has neither any vaccine nor any medicine,” Modi stated in a digital rally, particulars of which have been shared on his Twitter deal with.
The transfer comes shut on the heels of current spike in constructive instances which had necessitated lockdowns, imposed by the native administrations, in a number of districts.
Meanwhile, greater than 20 individuals, together with 4 senior office-bearers of the BJP, have examined constructive for COVID-19 on the celebration’s headquarters, stated its Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal.
Reports in a piece of the media right here, nevertheless, said that the variety of individuals discovered contaminated was as excessive as 75.
Jaiswal, nonetheless, maintained “only 24 samples are positive. These reports are of preliminary rapid tests and we are still awaiting the results of the comprehensive QT-RPR. None of those who have tested positive are having any symptoms. Yet, by way of abundant caution, they have all quarantined themselves at home”.
He stated the samples have been collected on Monday upon the request of the celebration workplace, after it was learnt that an individual who visited the premises just lately had examined constructive.
“Samples of 110 people were collected. These included not just party functionaries but all other staff members hired for running errands,” he stated.
Although Jaiswal didn’t disclose what number of celebration functionaries have been amongst those that examined constructive, BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand confirmed these included “four office-bearers”.
Party sources stated the office-bearers have been state vice-presidents Radhan Mohan Sharma and Rajesh Sharma, state normal secretary Devesh Kumar and state normal secretary (organisation) Nagendra.
The celebration workplace premises located on the Bir Chand Patel Marg have been, in the meantime, being completely sanitised.
RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav took potshots on the saffron celebration, saying “their office has become a corona hotspot and they are busy conducting virtual rallies and spreading infections thereby”.
“I wonder to which jamaat (creed) these BJP leaders belong,” Yadav quipped, the pun alluding to the notorious Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.
However, Jaiswal rubbished the allegation and asserted that no crowds collect on the celebration workplace throughout the digital rallies.
“All senior leaders address these through Internet from their homes. Strict instructions have been in place to follow social distancing norms and wearing of masks at the party office,” he added. — PTI