The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has decided to impose a 15-days stricter lockdown from July 16 in the entire state. The lockdown will be effective until July 31. The government has taken this decision due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.
There are more than 20,000 COVID-19 cases in Bihar. Out of the total cases, more around 6,000 cases are active. The government recorded a sudden rise in the number of cases in the last 15 days.
The government order on the implementation of lockdown says that restrictions will remain applicable to all district, sub-division and block headquarters and municipal areas.
During the 15-days lockdown in Bihar all government offices, private and commercial establishments, barring some exceptions will remain closed. The transport services in the state will also remain suspended during the lockdown. The places of worship will also be closed during the lockdown, only priests will be allowed to enter the premises for the daily rituals.
However, the government order says that the industrial establishments and the construction activities will be allowed under strict adherence to the social distancing guidelines. The government has also allowed agricultural activities during the lockdown.