Bihar govt imposes lockdown till 15 May amid rising Covid cases

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Raghunathpur, in Siwan district, 20 Oct, 2020 | PTI
File photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | PTI

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Patna: Lockdown was imposed in Bihar till May 15 amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Tuesday.

Detailed guidelines regarding the lockdown will be decided by the Crisis Management Group, he said.

The decision was taken on Monday after discussions with ministers and government officials, he added.

Bihar reported 11,407 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 82 more deaths.

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