Bihar Extends Lockdown Till June 8

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced that the COVID-induced lockdown in the state is being extended till June 8. 

CM Nitish Kumar wrote on Twitter: “In view of the corona infection, it has been decided to extend the lockdown by one week i.e. till June 8, 2021. But additional discount is being given for business. Everyone wear mask and maintain social distance.”

The state has been under lockdown since May 5, the COVID-19 restrictions were later extended by the state government on May 13 and May 24.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Bihar reported 1,475 fresh COVID-19 cases and 52 deaths, as per the state health department data. Currently, the number of actives cases in the state is less than 20,000. The number of fatalities registered so far in the state has risen to 5,104 on Sunday and over 7.05 lakh people have tested positive for coronavirus infection till date in Bihar.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday also announced special measures for rehabilitating children who have been orphaned due to COVID-19.

Taking to his social media accounts on Sunday (May 30), CM Kumar said his government would provide monthly stipends for the bereaved children, a boarding facility for those left with no caretaker, and give special impetus to the education of orphaned girls.

India on Monday recorded 1.52 lakh new Covid-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise in 50 days and over 3,100 new deaths, lowest in over a month. India’s total caseload is now more than 2.8 crore.

With 1,52,734 new Covid-19 cases the country’s total tally of cases stands at 2,80,47,534, as per the latest Union health ministry data updated at 9 am.
The last time India’s single-day rise of Covid-19 cases was less than 1.52 lakh was on April 10 (1,45,384).

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