Patna Bihar Bhagalpur Lockdown: In order to limit the rising coronavirus infections in the state, the Bihar government will impose a complete lockdown till July 31, said Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
“Lockdown to be imposed in the state from 16 to 31 July to curb the spread of #COVID19, he tweeted on Tuesday. “Guidelines” in this regard “are being prepared,” he said in his tweet.
The 15-day statewide lockdown will remain in force at all municipal, district, sub-divisional and block headquarters level, PTI reported Modi as saying in his tweet.
He said the government has taken a decision to this effect (lockdown)….Corona has neither any vaccine nor any medicine,” PTI quoted Modi as saying in a virtual rally, details of which were shared on his Twitter handle.
The state has 15 districts, including capital Patna, which are already under lockdown because of rising COVID-19 cases. Patna, Bhagalpur, and Begusarai districts have reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
According to the Union health ministry data, Bihar as of July 14 has reported 17,959 COVID-19 positive cases and 160 deaths due to coronavirus infections. While 12,317 patients have recovered/discharged from the hospitals so far, the state still has 5,482 active COVID-19 cases. The state has a recovery rate of 69.09%, higher than the national recovery rate of 63.02%.
In the past few weeks, there is a spurt in coronavirus cases in the state. Early this month, a wedding near Patna emerged as a super-spreader infecting more than 150 people which had raised concern. After a week, the district administration in Patna imposed lockdown to contain the spread.