The Bihar government on Tuesday announced the lifting of the lockdown from June 9 and continuation of the night curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. The government and private offices would be opened with 50 % attendance till 4 p.m., but malls, schools, colleges, religious places and cinema halls would remain closed. Shops would be allowed to open till 5 p.m., it said.
With four extensions from May 5, Bihar has remained under lockdown for 35 days.
“There has been decline in corona infection due to lockdown. So lifting lockdown but, the night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am will be continued. With 50 % attendance all government and private offices will be opened till 4 pm. Shops will be opened till 5 pm. Online classes will be continued and private vehicles will be allowed to ply. This facility will be continued till next one week. Even now need is to be safe from crowded places”, tweeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a review meeting of the COVID-19 crisis management group here.
The State has so far registered 7,13,879 positive cases and 5,424 deaths. The active number of cases is 8,230, while the recovery rate has gone up to 98.09%. Over 1.12 crore people have been vaccinated so far, of whom over 20 lakh are in the 18-44 age group.