Bihar extends lockdown till June 8

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced the extension of Covid lockdown in the state till June 8. However, adequate relaxation has been given for economic activities to continue.

“In view of the corona infection, it has been decided to extend the lockdown by one week i.e. till June 8, 2021. But additional discount is being given for business. Everyone should wear masks and maintain social distance,” the chief minister said in a tweet.

In a meeting of Crisis Management Group chaired by Chief Secretary Tripurari Sharan conducted on Monday, it was announced that Bihar will continue to remain under lockdown for 1 more week.

Earlier, the first lockdown in Bihar was imposed from May 5th and was extended till May 15th. Thereafter the lockdown was extended from 16th of May to 25th of May and again from 26th of May till 1st of June.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to increase the lockdown after consultations with ministers and district officials to control the spread of virus.

India on Sunday reported 1,65,553 new Covid-19 cases, which is the lowest daily figure the country has seen in the last 46 days. The daily death toll has also dropped to 3,460, which is the lowest in three weeks since May 3.

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