Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown, night curfew to continue
The development comes after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar chaired a meeting of the disaster management group and reviewed the Covid situation in the state.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Tuesday that the Covid-19 induced lockdown in the state is being lifted, adding that the night curfew, though, will continue.
However, the night curfew will continue across the state from 7 pm to 5 am. The development comes after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar chaired a meeting of the disaster management group and reviewed the Covid situation in the state.
Taking to Twitter, CM Nitish announced that private and government offices in the state will operate with 50% capacity till 4 pm. Shops will be allowed to remain open 5 pm. Online classes will be allowed and there will be no restrictions on the movement of private vehicles.
"Lockdown has led to a decline in Covid-19 cases. Therefore, the lockdown is being lifted by the 7pm to 5am night curfew will continue. Government and private offices can open till 4pm with a capacity of 50%. Opening of shops is being extended to 5pm," a rough translation of Kumar's tweet, posted in Hindi, read.
The Bihar government had on May 31 extended Covid-19 lockdown till June 8, following a review of the situation by Kumar and state officials. This was the fourth extension of the lockdown that began on May 5.
As per the state government’s norms, all shops and business establishments were allowed to open alternately from 6 am to 2 pm, with the district administrations empowered to decide the days on which shops were to open. Earlier, certain shops, including grocery and vegetable kiosks could open from 6 am till 10 am.
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