Bihar extends Covid restrictions till February 6

Patna Jan 20 PTI Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Thursday that the existing COVID-19 restrictions would be extended till February 6 Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases the state government had imposed curbs since January 4 The restrictions were due to end on January 21 The status of COVID-19 was reviewed In view of the situation it has been decided to extend all the existing restrictions currently in force till 6th February 2022 All of you are requested to take special precautions and follow the guidelines issued by the government the chief minister tweeted A government order said the ongoing night curfew will continue and schools up to eighth grade will remain closed Noting that physical classes will not be allowed in coaching centres the order said administrative work may be done in schools colleges and coaching centres with 50 per cent capacity Restaurants and business establishments will have to down their shutters by 8 pm A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to attend weddings and 20 at funerals Parks swimming pools gymnasiums zoos and places of tourist interest will remain closed till February 6 the order said Meanwhile the spread of COVID-19 cases continued unabated in the state as 3475 more people tested positive for the infection on Thursday pushing the tally to 802741 Six more patients succumbed to the disease taking the death toll to 12162 a bulletin issued by the state health department said Altogether 763906 people have recuperated from the disease so far including 7277 in the last 24 hours The states active coronavirus count is 26673 on Thursday Bihar had reported 4063 fresh cases and 11 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday Of the new cases 745 fresh infections 254 less than the previous day were reported from Patna alone on Thursday The recovery rate in the state increased to 9516 per cent from 9467 on Wednesday the bulletin said Bihar has so far reported 67 cases of the Omicron variant PTI PKD MM MM

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January 21, 2022

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Patna Jan 20 PTI Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Thursday that the existing COVID-19 restrictions would be extended till February 6 Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases the state government had imposed curbs since January 4 The restrictions were due to end on January 21 The status of COVID-19 was reviewed In view of the situation it has been decided to extend all the existing restrictions currently in force till 6th February 2022 All of you are requested to take special precautions and follow the guidelines issued by the government the chief minister tweeted A government order said the ongoing night curfew will continue and schools up to eighth grade will remain closed Noting that physical classes will not be allowed in coaching centres the order said administrative work may be done in schools colleges and coaching centres with 50 per cent capacity Restaurants and business establishments will have to down their shutters by 8 pm A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to attend weddings and 20 at funerals Parks swimming pools gymnasiums zoos and places of tourist interest will remain closed till February 6 the order said Meanwhile the spread of COVID-19 cases continued unabated in the state as 3475 more people tested positive for the infection on Thursday pushing the tally to 802741 Six more patients succumbed to the disease taking the death toll to 12162 a bulletin issued by the state health department said Altogether 763906 people have recuperated from the disease so far including 7277 in the last 24 hours The states active coronavirus count is 26673 on Thursday Bihar had reported 4063 fresh cases and 11 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday Of the new cases 745 fresh infections 254 less than the previous day were reported from Patna alone on Thursday The recovery rate in the state increased to 9516 per cent from 9467 on Wednesday the bulletin said Bihar has so far reported 67 cases of the Omicron variant PTI PKD MM MM

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