Bihar Unlocks..! On Tuesday, 35 days after it came out on 5 May for the first time to control the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bihar lifted the state lockdown but allowed the night lock-in to continue.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar immediately after the meeting of the crisis management group, chaired himself, announced the decision.
Under the new post-lockdown arrangement, there will be more peace with government and private offices permitted to operate at 50% until 16 p.m. and all shops will stay open until 17 p.m.
It is also permitted to use private vehicles. All schools, churches, parks, centres, gyms, film venues are closed until further notice. until further notice.
In order to continue online classes, the government will review the situation again next week before it takes any decision on the openness of educational institutions.
The night curfew remains valid between 7 p.m. and 5 am. “The need to avoid crowding is still there,” said Kumar. Visitors to government and private offices shall not, as directed by district collectors, be admitted while shops are opened on alternative days.
The lockdown that began on 5 May was four times extended; the last on 2 June. The steadily improving situation of Bihar Covid at less than 1% of positivity and close to 98% of the recovery rate led to a decision by the Government to lift the lockdowns.
The Covid-19 tally was reported on June 6th in Bihar’s Health Bulletin on 713,117 including the daily 920 new cases. In over two months, the Sunday figures showed the lowest single day peak.
Nevertheless, 41 new deaths occurred the day, increasing the death rate for coronavirus to 5,381.
There are now 8,707 active cases, with 699,028 patients cured of the disease, which is 98.02 per cent recovery rate. A total of 1,11 crore individuals, of whom almost 20 lakh are in the 18-44 age group, are vaccinated.