As Corona cases spike in Bihar, 10 districts including Patna go under complete lockdown

Wearing masks has been made mandatory for all. 14 days home quarantine has been made necessary for all rail passengers who come into the state. Railways has deployed two Covid 19 care rakes each comprising 21 coaches at two platforms of Patna Junction.

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New Delhi: A complete lockdown has been imposed in ten districts of the state today due to alarming spike in Covid-19 cases.

Three-day lockdown has been imposed in four districts of Buxar, Nawada Supaul and Kishanganj. In Khagaria, lockdown has been ordered for five days till 14th of this month.

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In Patna, Munger, Madhepura, Kaimur and Purnea districts lockdown will continue till 16th of this month.

The State government has also ordered a complete lockdown in districts of Begusarai, Nalanda and Vaishali for six days starting from tomorrow.

Offices, commercial establishments, religious places to stay shut

During the ongoing lockdown Government offices and Public corporations will remain closed. All private and commercial establishments will also remain closed. 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 will be closed and there will be no religious gatherings.

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All kinds of e-commerce and home delivery have been allowed. Public transport services are allowed in the lockdown period. However, private vehicles will be limited to essential works only. Train and flight services have been allowed.

Masks mandatory, 14 day home quarantine for migrants

Wearing masks has been made mandatory for all. 14 days home quarantine has been made necessary for all rail passengers who come into the state. Railways has deployed two Covid 19 care rakes each comprising 21 coaches at two platforms of Patna Junction.

Covid isolation coach

The state recorded 704 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 13,978 meanwhile 9,792 persons have recovered so far. 4076 patients are undergoing treatment at various hospitals. Recovery rate in Bihar stands at 70 per cent. 103 people have died.

Meanwhile, personal secretary of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and two others at his residence were tested positive for the virus. Dinesh Singh a JD(U) MLC has also contracted the virus.

 

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