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Bihar announces total lockdown from July 16-31

Deputy chief minister says new guidelines being prepared

PTI Patna Published 14.07.20, 04:30 PM
A municipal worker sprays disinfectant in the premises of a Covid-19 test collection centre in Patna, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A municipal worker sprays disinfectant in the premises of a Covid-19 test collection centre in Patna, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 PTI

There will be a total lockdown in Bihar from July 16-31 to contain the spread of Covid-19, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday announced.

On his official Twitter handle, Modi said the 15-day lockdown will remain in force at all municipal, district, sub divisional and block headquarters level and that guidelines were being prepared.

"The government has taken a decision to this effect... Corona has neither any vaccine nor any medicine," Modi said in a virtual rally, details of which were shared on his Twitter handle.

The move comes close on the heels of recent spike in positive cases which had necessitated lockdowns, imposed by the local administrations, in several districts.

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