India to hold election in Bihar amid coronavirus outbreak | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:37 AM, September 26, 2020

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India to hold election in Bihar amid coronavirus outbreak

India announced local elections involving millions of voters in a densely packed state even as it reported 86,052 new infections of coronavirus on Friday and remained set to overtake the United States by next month as the world's worst-affected nation. The elections in the state of Bihar, with a population roughly the size of Japan, will kick off at the end of October and will be spread over three days, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) told a news conference. Bihar has reported more than 174,000 Covid-19 cases and 878 deaths. 

 

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