The Nitish Kumar authorities in Bihar on Saturday got here out with various contemporary restrictions to comprise the unfold of COVID-19, which has seen a country-wide surge within the latest previous. Tips had been issued by the state’s residence division after a high-level assembly, chaired by Kumar, reviewed the state of affairs in Bihar.
Reopening of colleges and schools, which had been scheduled on April 5, shall now be deferred until April 11 and all establishments have been directed to reschedule checks and examinations accordingly, the division stated in a launch.
Deployment of extra police power at bus terminuses, railway stations, vegetable markets and consuming joints to make sure social distancing and stop overcrowding has additionally been ordered.
The communication acknowledged that entry of stray guests inside authorities places of work shall stay restricted, whereas public transport automobiles will likely be allowed to ply, with the variety of passengers not exceeding 50 per cent of complete capability, until April 15.
Holding of all features, besides marriages and funerals, at public locations will likely be barred and the utmost variety of folks allowed at a marriage should not exceed 250. No more than 50 individuals will likely be allowed to attend a ‘shraaddh’, the discharge stated.
The district administrations involved have been empowered to implement COVID protocols like obligatory carrying of face masks and social distancing, the house division missive stated.
Bihar has been witnessing a spike in situations of contemporary instances. The state now has 2,942 lively instances, a greater than two-fold rise since per week in the past.
The variety of new infections reported within the final 24 hours stood at 836. The spurt has brought about the restoration charge in Bihar, which was greater than 99 per cent until not too long ago, to drop to 98.31 per cent.