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Bihar: Complete Lockdown imposed in Patna, Bhagalpur & Nawada districts

Updated: July 9, 2020 10:37 am

The Bihar government has ordered a complete lockdown in Patna, Bhagalpur and Nawada districts due to an alarming surge in Covid-19 positive cases in the state.

Bhagalpur administration has imposed a lockdown starting tomorrow till 16th of this month.

Patna will observe seven-day lockdown from 10th to 16th of this month. Nawada district has also announced to impose lockdown between 10 and 12th of July

Under this lockdown, Government offices and Public corporations  shall remain closed. All private and commercial establishments will also remain closed. However, Ration shops, dairy, Vegetables and meat shops will remain open between 6 am and 10 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm. All places of worship and religious gatherings will also be closed. The concerned authorities have been instructed to encourage home delivery to minimize the movement of individuals outside their homes.

The state today recorded 749 new positive cases, taking the total tally to 13,274. On the other hand, 9,541 persons have recovered so far, while 3632 patients are undergoing treatment at various hospitals. The recovery rate in Bihar stands at 72 percent. One hundred people have lost their lives due to COVID 19 in the state.

Sixty officials associated with Chief Minister’s residence have been found positive for COVID-19. Two MLAs have also tested positive in the state.

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