Complete lockdown in Bihar from today: What is open, what is closed

Except essential services all government offices, public corporations and educational institutions will remain closed. Private and commercial establishments are also closed.

Written by July 16, 2020 14:48

New Delhi: To address the alarming spike in fresh Covid-19 cases, Bihar government has announced complete lockdown for 16 days, starting from today. The state will remin under complete lockdown till 31 July.

On Tuesday, Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi informed media about 16-day lockdown curbs in the state.

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What remains open, what remains closed

Except essential services all government offices, public corporations and educational institutions will remain closed. Private and commercial establishments are also closed.

However, ration shops, dairy, vegetable and meat shops have been exempted from lockdown. All places of worship are closed and religious gatherings are not permitted. All kinds of e-commerce activities and home delivery are allowed. Public transport service is also allowed in the lockdown period.

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

Corona crisis looming in Bihar?

Bihar reported its sharpest rise in COVID-19 deaths with 14 casualties in 24 hours on Wednesday. 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.

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69 security officials of Raj Bhawan and Patna High Court also tested positive. The recovery rate in Bihar stands at over 67 per cent. In all, 174 people have died due to Coronavirus in the state so far.