Bihar government begins door-to-door Covid-19 testing, first phase to cover 4 hotspot districts

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The Bihar government has launched door-to-door testing of the novel coronavirus to identify the number of cases in the state.

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The Bihar government has launched door-to-door testing of the novel coronavirus to identify the number of cases in the state.

The first phase of the door-to-door testing has begun in four hotspot districts – Siwan, Begusarai, Nalanda and Nawada. Siwan with 29 positive cases has emerged as the worst-affected district followed by Begusarai with eight cases.

16 per cent of the state’s population will be covered in the first phase of the testing.

According to the Bihar Government, 10,000 teams have been pressed into action to carry out the door-to-door testing.

Testing will take place more aggressively within a 3 km radius of an area where Covid-19 positive cases have been found. Any person found showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be quarantined at home.

The opposition has been alleging a lesser number of testing in the state because of which more cases are not being reported.

“In Begusarai we have activated 1295 pulse polio teams and provided them training to test for Covid-19. In the next five days, we will be carrying out testing in six lakh households”, Arvind Kumar Verma, District Magistrate of Begusarai said.

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