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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces COVID-19 unlock norms

By ANI

Patna: In view of the improvement in the situation of Kovid-19, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday that shops, malls, religious places will open normally and cinema halls will open at 50 percent capacity.

Bihar Chief Minister said on Twitter, “The situation of Kovid-19 has been reviewed. All shops, establishments, shopping malls, parks, gardens and religious places will be able to open in view of the improvement in the situation of corona infection. Normally.”

He also said that all kinds of social, political, entertainment, sports, cultural and religious programs can be organized with the permission of the district administration and with all necessary precautions.

“All universities, colleges, technical educational institutions and schools (classes I to XII) as well as coaching institutes will open normally. Examinations can be conducted by universities, colleges, schools in the state,” the chief minister said.

Meanwhile, cinema halls, clubs, gyms, swimming pools, restaurants and eateries (with visitors) will be able to open with 50 per cent capacity.

He further urged the people to take caution to Bihar.

“But given the possibility of a third wave, it is necessary for all of us to take precautions while following proper COVID-19 behaviour,” he said.

A complete lockdown was imposed in the state on May 5 after the state witnessed a rise in COVID infections.

Bihar, one of the worst-hit states in the country, is reporting a decline in daily COVID-19 cases.

According to the state health ministry, Bihar currently has 101 active COVID-19 cases.

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