India, April 27 -- Ensuring relief and rehabilitation of lakhs of Bihari migrants is high on the list of priorities of chief minister Nitish Kumar. On the prospects of them returning home, he told Vinod Sharma that when curbs on their movement are lifted, the host governments in other states must undertake their "health screening' before letting them travel. Excerpts:

The incidence of Covid-19 cases aren't as alarming in Bihar as in states such as Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. But your administration cannot be complacent as the disease has footprints in 13 of the state's 38 districts. How well prepared are you?

As on 27th April (5pm), there are 329 Covid positive cases from 25 districts. However, 57 patients have been cured and dis...