In line with the decision taken a couple of days back, in the backdrop of the rising COVID cases in the state, Bihar went into a two week lockdown starting from Thursday (July 16).
In the light of the executive order, all government offices, private and commercial establishments will remain closed. However, a few exceptions have been made. Accordingly, educational institutions and industrial establishments will function during this period while motor garages and mobile repairing shops can operate after securing the nod of the authorities.
Construction industry too can operate subject to adhering to social distancing norms and wearing of masks. Agricultural activities too have been exempted. People wo commute on their own to their workplaces have been instructed to carry their identity cards.
But hotels and restaurants have been allowed to operate.
Patna, the state’s capital has been placed under severe restrictions with even the transport service remaining suspended. But taxis and autorickshaws can ply but only with their own localities. Temples too will remain shut with no exceptions made to even celebrate festivals.
But prior to this lockdown coming into force, nearly 10 districts were shut down by the local administrations.