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Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh succumbs to COVID-19

Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh, on Friday, handed away at a hospital in Patna due to COVID-19 problems. Singh, who was a senior IAS officer, was admitted to a hospital after testing constructive for coronavirus and was present process therapy.  

He was appointed because the chief secretary of Bihar in February this yr, days after Janata Dal-United supremo Nitish Kumar received the meeting elections within the state. Singh, a 1985-batch officer, had changed senior IAS officer Deepak Kumar. A local of Bihar’s West Champaran district, Singh was scheduled to retire this yr on August 31.

After his demise, the state authorities has began the method of creating an appointment to the submit of chief secretary.

For the unversed, Bihar presently has 1,00,822 energetic coronavirus circumstances and to date 2,480 lives have been misplaced within the state due to COVID-19. India recorded 3,86,452 new COVID-19 circumstances, 3,498 associated deaths and a couple of,97,540 recoveries on Thursday. Active caseload surged by 85,414 and presently stands at 3,170,228 from the three,084,814 reported beforehand. This accounts for 16.90% of the full confirmed circumstances within the nation.

The Centre on Thursday directed the states and Union territories to go for intensive native containment measures within the districts which have a excessive variety of COVID-19 circumstances to curb the unfold of the viral illness. 

Meanwhile, all vaccination centres in India’s monetary capital of Mumbai had been shut for 3 days beginning Friday due to a scarcity of vaccines, stated authorities, because the nation posted one other report day by day rise in COVID-19 circumstances.

Nearly 1.33 crore folks registered on the CoWIN platform for the following section of the nationwide coronavirus vaccination drive, which can cowl all adults between the ages of 18 and 44 years.

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