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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Experts worried as Bihar poll campaigns start

15% children in Maharashtra's Nandurbar malnourished, misleading death toll in Assam's Silchar, dengue checks go down in Delhi--news on how the country is dealing with the pandemic


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Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Elections amid Corona: The Bihar election campaigns are underway amidst the pandemic. While leaders maintain that there is no panic on the ground in Bihar, experts point towards some worrying signs. The state’s tests per million is still quite low, with the CM Nitish Kumar saying they aim to achieve 20,000 daily RT-PCR tests soon. This shows that the state is yet to catch up with others like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Another point of concern is that while the state has ramped up testing since initial months, it’s mostly driven by RAT which result in high number of false

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 3:12 PM IST

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