Bihar extends lockdown for 16 more days amid spike in COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 tally in the state had jumped by 2,480 on Tuesday, pushing the total number of cases in the state to 43,591, while the death toll mounted to 269.

Written by July 29, 2020 14:53

New Delhi: The Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar on Wednesday extended the ongoing lockdown in the state for 16 more days till August 16 amid spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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Offices of the Government of India, its Autonomous/Subordinate offices and Public Corporation shall work with 50% sub-ordinate staff, officers to attend office. Commercial and private offices allowed to operate at 50% strength asper Bihar lockdown guidelines.

The COVID-19 tally in the state had jumped by 2,480 on Tuesday, pushing the total number of cases in the state to 43,591, while the death toll mounted to 269.