- This comes hours after Patna Excessive Courtroom ordered authorities to lockdown
- The Chief Minister made the announcement as we speak by way of social media
- The choice got here on a day the state reported 11,407 recent COVID-19 circumstances
Bihar will go right into a lockdown until Could 15, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioned as we speak amid the incessant rise of COVID-19 circumstances within the state. The announcement got here inside hours of the Patna Excessive Courtroom ordering the federal government to declare a lockdown, warning that in any other case the court docket could step in.
The Chief Minister made the announcement as we speak by way of social media posts a day after a gathering of all ministers and prime officers to take a name on the matter.
“After discussion with the associate ministers and officials yesterday, it was decided to implement the lockdown in Bihar by May 15, 2021. In relation to its detailed guidelines and other activities, today the Crisis management group has been instructed to take action,” Mr Kumar mentioned in his posts.
His authorities has fashioned a disaster administration group to finalise the main points of the transfer and to information it.
The choice got here on a day the state reported 11,407 recent COVID-19 circumstances and 82 deaths, taking the state’s general case load to over 5.09 lakh and greater than 2,800 fatalities. India as we speak reported 3,57,229 new COVID-19 circumstances and three,449 deaths up to now 24 hours.
Earlier as we speak, the Patna Excessive Courtroom issued an ultimatum to Bihar asking it to impose a lockdown within the state or else it could order one.
The state had earlier imposed an evening curfew within the state until March 15. Mr Kumar had additionally introduced free COVID-19 vaccination for all adults.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier referred to as on states to solely think about lockdowns as a final resort. By now, although, political allies, enterprise leaders, and even the US authorities had urged it as the one method to stem the world’s worst virus outbreak.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as we speak tweeted saying that solely method to cease the unfold of the virus was a full lockdown.
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