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Lockdown ends in Bihar, some restrictions in place till June 15 - What's allowed, what's not

Bihar government on Tuesday lifted COVID-19 lockdown in the state amid dip in coronavirus cases but with certain restrictions.

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Lockdown ends in Bihar, some restrictions in place till June 15 - What's allowed, what's not
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In a significant decision, Bihar government on Tuesday (June 8) lifted COVID-19 lockdown in the state amid dip in coronavirus cases. Announcing the decision, Bihar Chief Minister tweeted that night curfew will remain in place from 7:00 PM till 5:00 AM. CM Kumar added that private and government offices will operate with 50% capacity till 4:00 PM. Shops will be allowed to remain open 5:00 PM.

Online classes will be allowed and there will be no restrictions on the movement of private vehicles. CM Nitish Kumar said that this arrangement will remain in place for next one week. The chief minister appealed to the people to Bihar to avoid crowded places.

On June 6, Bihar’s COVID-19 tally rose to 7,13,117 after the state reported 920 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in over two months, while 41 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 5,381, a health bulletin said. The state now has 8,707 active cases while 6,99,028 people have been cured of the disease so far, taking the recovery rate to 98.02 per cent. A total of 1.11 crore people have been vaccinated, of whom nearly 20 lakh are in the 18-44 years age group.

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