Bihar Lockdown Extension: In wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bihar government on Thursday extended the lockdown in the state till August 16, 2020. According to the guidelines issued by the State Home Ministry, additional restrictions have been announced in state headquarters, district headquarters, sub-divisional headquarters, block headquarters and all municipal areas in the state from August 1 to 16. Also Read - Bodies in PPE Kits Found Floating Near Patna’s Gulabi Ghat; NHRC Seeks Report From UP, Bihar | Key Points

During this period, the government offices will work with 50 per cent strength. Commercial and private offices will also be opened with 50 per cent capacity. Also Read - Experts Rule Out Transmission of Coronavirus Through Water After Bodies Found Dumped in Ganga, Yamuna

“All commercial and private establishments will be allowed to function normally with exceptions of shopping malls, restaurants while restaurants/ dhabas/eateries will be allowed to open with home delivery / take away services only,” the order read. Also Read - Pappu Yadav, At The Forefront in Fight Against Covid, Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

Further, movement of people shall remain strictly prohibited between 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM throughout the state, except for essential services, including operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, loading and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes.

What’s allowed:


Private and government offices with 50 per cent strenght

Air and rail travel can continue

Offices, banks at minimal staff capacity

Restaurants can open with takeaway/delivery services only

Construction activities can continue

What’s prohibited:

Shopping malls barred from opening

No public transport in areas under lockdown

Meanwhile, the state reported 52,123 fresh Coronavirus cases within 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 1,583,792.The fatalities in the state rose to 34,968.