COVID cases continued to surge in Bihar and during this time, jewellers in Patna are facing hardship. The increased number of COVID cases has hampered jewellery sales during wedding season. A jeweller in Patna said, "Last year was very bad for us. But this year too, business prospects are not good for us, especially for small jewellers catering to middle-class families because they are struggling with extreme cash crunch. This has affected our business." The rescheduling or cancelling of wedding have directly hit the sales and a jeweller said, "Jewellery sales are not up to our expectations because weddings are being rescheduled or cancelled due to rising cases." A few customers are visiting the stores due to COVID fear.