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Fortnight-long lockdown imposed in Bihar from today 

Updated: July 16, 2020 12:28 pm
In Bihar, a complete lockdown has been imposed from today for 16 days in the entire state to contain the spread of COVID-19. It will be effective till 31st of July. The decision has been taken due to an alarming spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state during the last three weeks.

All government offices, public corporations and educational institutions will remain closed. Private and commercial establishments will remain closed.

However, ration shops, dairy, vegetable and meat shops will remain open. All places of worship will also remain closed and religious gatherings will not be permitted. All kinds of e-commerce and home delivery will be allowed. Public transport service will also be allowed in the lockdown period.

However, private vehicles will be limited to essential works only. Train and flight services and all construction related activities will be allowed along with the functioning of construction related shops. Similarly, agriculture related activities will also be allowed.

Meanwhile, 1,320  new COVID-19 cases were reported during the last 24 hours. The total number of affected people in the state has reached 20,173 while 13,533 people have recovered so far. The recovery rate in Bihar stands at over 67 per cent. In all, 174 people including two doctors have died due to Coronavirus in the state so far. Apart from this, 69 security officials of Raj Bhawan and Patna High Court also tested positive.

Except essential services all government offices, public corporations and educational institutions will remain closed. Private and commercial establishments will remain closed.  However, ration shops, dairy, vegetable and meat shops will remain open. All places of worship will also remain closed and religious gatherings will not be permitted. All kinds of e-commerce and home delivery will be allowed. Public transport service will also be allowed in the lockdown period.

However, private vehicles will be limited to essential works only. Train and flight services and all construction related activities will be allowed along with the functioning of construction related shops. Similarly, agriculture related activities will also be allowed.

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