Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated BJP workers and various state units of the party for helping people during the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown. The Prime Minister interacted with party workers via video conferencing at the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' programme in presence of other top leaders including BJP chief JP Nadda and other Union Ministers. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his secretaries have given their swab samples for COVID-19 testing after they attended an event where a BJP leader who was found infected with the highly contagious coronavirus was also present, sitting next to the Chief Minister. At least 20 people were killed after being struck by lightning in Bihar today. The Disaster Management Department said that The fatalities were reported from five districts, with Bhojpur accounting for the highest number of nine deaths. Five deaths were reported from Saran, three from Kaimur, two from Patna and one from Buxar district.