Bihar lockdown news: As reported earlier that Bihar had announced a lockdown extension till August 16, the notice has now been withdrawn. As of now, there is no lockdown extension in the state. “The notice stands withdrawn. A meeting to decide on lockdown extension in Bihar to be held this evening. Error regretted,” news agency ANI reported briefly after notifying about Bihar lockdown extension. Also Read - Bhutan Announces Its First Nationwide Lockdown With 113 Cases as Capital Thimphu Becomes Hotspot

Further, a meeting will be held by authorities today evening to decide on the lockdown extension. Also Read - Shameful! Headmaster Takes Bribe From Students While Distributing School Certificates in Bihar's Champaran

As of July 28, COVID-19 tally in Bihar shot up by 2,480, taking the total number of cases in the state to 43,591, while the death toll mounted to 269, the state health department had said.

The department, however, added the surge in the number of infections was on account of previous days’ cases which were added to the system on Tuesday.

The state reported 14 fresh deaths, taking the count of fatalities to 269.