Patna: Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases, the government of Bihar announced on Thursday that all schools, colleges, coaching centers and hostels will remain closed until January 21. The state government further required all government and private offices to operate with a 50% staff presence. Earlier on Tuesday, the Bihar government imposed a new curfew by enforcing a statewide nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from January 6 to 21. As part of the Covid-19 restrictions, the government of Bihar has ordered the closure of parks, gymnasiums, swimming pools. swimming pools and shopping centers for the fortnight.Also Read – Rs 60 Lakh Cash, Gold Jewelry Seized From Patna Engineer’s House In 4 Hours
Earlier this week, schools in Patna were closed due to extremely cold weather conditions. The state has been experiencing severe cold spells for the past few days. The Patna District Magistrate ordered on January 2, 2022 said schools will remain closed for students in grades 1 to 8. This ordinance has been implemented in both private and public schools in the state. The idea behind this was to protect the health and life of children as the temperatures were very low, especially in the morning. Also Read – Photos Show Surprising Recovery Worth 1.62 Crore From Deputy Registrar In Samastipur, Bihar
Here is a list of what is not allowed
- All parks, gymnasiums, swimming pools and shopping centers will remain closed.
- schools, colleges and hostels will remain closed until January 21. They can however continue with the online courses.
- Physical classes in coaching centers cannot take place.
- Visitors were barred from entering government and private offices.
- All religious places have been closed.
Here is a list of what is allowed
- Attendance at government and private offices was limited to 50 percent.
- Hotels and restaurants to be managed with a capacity of 50 percent.
- Only 50 people were allowed at weddings and 20 at funerals.
- All stores have been ordered to close at 8 p.m.
- All social, religious and cultural functions have been capped at 50% of their capacity with an upper limit of 50 people.
Meanwhile, Bihar on Wednesday reported 1,659 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours. Currently, Bihar has a total of 3,697 active CCOVID cases, with a recovery rate of 97.84%. Also read – PM Modi ‘tested’ three times for Covid, Amit Shah twice and Priyanka Chopra 6 times in Arwal, Bihar
Bihar was one of several states and Union Territories (UT) in the country, which observed muted New Year celebrations due to restrictions imposed by the state government. Last week, the ruling waiver ordered all state parks to be closed between Dec.31 and Jan.2, and no public New Years celebrations were allowed in any parks.