Covid-19 lockdown extended in Bihar till September 6

Updated on Aug 17, 2020 04:01 PM IST

The home department issued the order to extend the lockdown after a high-level meeting.

The previous order, which was issued till August 16 under which religious places in Bihar were not allowed to open, will stand. The state’s home department issued an order in this regard on Monday.(HT File)
The previous order, which was issued till August 16 under which religious places in Bihar were not allowed to open, will stand. The state’s home department issued an order in this regard on Monday.(HT File)
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRakesh Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

The Bihar government has once again decided to extend the lockdown till September 6, owing to the rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the state.

The state’s home department issued an order in this regard on Monday. The lockdown was imposed from July 16 to July 31 and later extended till August 16.

The orders issued on July 30 for the containment of Covid-19 would be prevalent across the state. No public transport would be allowed to ply in areas falling under lockdown norms, but there would be no bar on construction activities besides transportation of goods, state officials said.

Air and rail travel have been allowed to continue and offices, banks, and other offices would function with minimal staff strength, they added.

It is expected that an order for some more relaxation in the lockdown norms would be issued on Monday. At present night curfew has been imposed in the state.

Bihar has seen a massive surge in Covid-19 cases as the state’s tally have crossed the one lakh mark. Till Sunday, the cumulative Covid-19 cases were 104,093 and 537 people have died due to the disease till now.

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