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. Representative Image
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.
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"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.
बिहार सरकार ने 16 से 31 जुलाई तक लॉकडाउन का निर्णय लिया है। सभी नगर निकाय, जिला मुख्यालय, अनुमंडल और प्रखंड मुख्यालय 15 दिनों के लिए लॉकडाउन रहेगा। इसका गाइडलाइन बन रहा है। कोराना का न कोई दवा या टीका है। हम सभी को चेहरे पर मास्क,तौलिया या रूमाल लगाना सुनिश्चित करना होगा।
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) July 14, 2020