Authorities at a quarantine centre in Bihar are under fire after it was revealed that female dancers had been called to entertain those in quarantine.
As per reports, a troupe of dancers performed at a quarantine centre in Karrakh viallge in the Samastiput district of Bihar on Monday night. The dance program was held at a village school called Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya to entertain migrants and other returnees from different states who were kept in quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
#कोरोना का डर दूर करने के लिए क्वारंटीन सेंटर में इंतज़ाम #बिहार की तरह होना चाहिए... 😆😆वाह हो @NitishKumar जी... गजब्बे महफ़िल सजाई दिए।(समस्तीपुर के विभूतिपुर प्रखंड का देसरी कर्रख क्वारंटीन सेंटर)#coronavirus @yadavtejashwi pic.twitter.com/YgZSRrh9ID— Pradeep Tiwari 🇮🇳 (@iamtpradeep) May 19, 2020
In videos of the event that have gone viral on the internet, dancers in full costume can be seen performing on a stage set up with colourful lights.
The incident has caused alarm among district officials with the Additional District Collector issuing a statement against the incident and declaring a probe.
"We are taking cognisance of the matter and will take action accordingly. We have installed TV there. The administration doesn't permit for any other entertainment from outside," ANI reported him as saying.
Bihar: Some dancers, called from outside, performed at a quarantine centre in Karrakh village of Samastipur dist last night. Addl Collector says "We're taking cognizance&action will be taken. We've installed TV there, admn doesn't permit for any other entertainment from outside." pic.twitter.com/err7oetDFK— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2020
On Tuesday, Bihar reported 129 new cases of COVID-19, with the total number of active cases in the state reaching 1,391.