Patna: Due to the decline in Covid cases in the state, the Bihar government led by Nitish Kumar decided on Wednesday to ease restrictions further. Speaking to Twitter, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced the easing of restrictions in the state and said that from now on, movie theaters, clubs, gymnasiums, swimming pools, restaurants and food stalls can be reopened with a capacity of 50%.Read also – 16 evacuees from Afghanistan, including a trio who wore “Swaroops”, found the Covid-19 positive when reaching Delhi
In a series of tweets, the Bihar CM said the state’s COVID-19 situation had been reviewed. And, given the improvement in the situation, the state government has decided to open all stores, establishments, malls, parks, gardens and places of worship. He further added that all these establishments and facilities can now function normally. Also Read – Bihar Panchayat 2021 Elections: Voting Schedule Announced, Nominations Begin Today
With the permission of the district administration, all kinds of social, political, entertainment, sporting, cultural and religious events can also be organized with the required COVID-19 protocols, he said. CM Kumar also added that the state government has authorized the reopening of all universities, colleges, technical institutes and schools in grades 1 to 12. Coaching institutes can also start operating now. Also Read – Afghan evacuees will undergo compulsory 14-day institutional quarantine at ITBP camp in Delhi
The state government has also allowed universities, schools, and colleges to hold exams. It was also decided to reopen cinemas, clubs, gymnasiums, swimming pools, restaurants and canteens. However, these have been allowed to run at 50% capacity from now on.
CM Nitish Kumar announced the COVID-19 unlocking measures, as the state now only has a total of 102 active coronavirus cases. A total of 715,853 people have recovered from the disease in the state while 9,650 people have succumbed to the virus there.