Only 2 percent of migrants returning to Bihar from Punjab have tested positive for coronavirus, the random sampling by the Bihar Government revealed. According to the information, only 3 out of 157 tested on return to Bihar from Punjab have shown positive symptoms of nCov.
A health department spokesperson said that this fact assumes a greater significance in the backdrop of a huge percentage of positive figures in comparison with the other states.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had directed to ensure strict compliance of all health protocols making it a priority to save precious lives, the spokesperson said. Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government was among the first states to enforce a strict lockdown ensuring availability of essential commodities at the doorstep of people, the spokesperson added.
While sharing the figures of other states, the spokesperson added that Delhi has recorded the highest percentage with as many as 218 (26 percent) found positive out of 835 tested. In the case of those returning from West Bengal, a total of 373 samples were collected of which 265 were tested out of which 33 were found positive thus making it 12 percent.
In Maharashtra, a total of 2,083 samples of labourers were collected by the Bihar Government out of which 1,283 were tested and out of these 141 i.e. 11 per cent were found positive.
Haryana accounted for 9 percent migrant population from Bihar being found positive. A total of 690 samples were collected out of which 390 were found tested and 36 came out negative.