Lockdown returns to Patna following alarming rise in COVID-19 cases
By Dheeraj Sinha
Patna: In view of alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the state capital, Patna will remain under lockdown from July 10-16. The District Magistrate passed an order to that effect on Wednesday.
Under this lockdown, government offices, public corporations and all private and commercial establishments shall remain closed. shall remain closed. However, ration, dairy, vegetables and meat shops shall remain open from 6 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm. All places of worship and religious gatherings shall also be closed.
Following are the list of activities permitted and prohibited during the 7-day lockdown:While all religious places, commercial and private establishments, Government offices will remain closed and large congregation would not be allowed, the activities which would be permitted during the lockdown period would be as follows:
- Essential shops dealing with food, fruits and vegetable. However, shops related to fruits, vegetable, and poultry will only remain open from 6 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm.
- The functioning of banks and ATMs
- Print and electronic media
- Delivery of all kinds of goods through e-commerce
- Hospitality services to remain open
Meanwhile, as many as 385 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Tuesday, raising the tally to 12,525, while the death toll reached 97 with a fresh fatality, the state health department said here. According to the department, the latest fatality was reported from Kaimur district though details like age, sex, co-morbidities and the time of death were not known.
As many as 385 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Tuesday, raising the tally to 12,525, while the death toll reached 97 with a fresh fatality, the state health department.
In the wake of the virus outbreak, all the 38 districts in the state have been affected and Patna tops the list in terms of number of confirmed cases with a tally of 1,114, followed by Bhagalpur (643), Madhubani (536), Begusarai (528), Muzaffarpur (511), Siwan (509) and Munger (449).