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PATNA: A day after the Patna excessive courtroom nearly pushed the Bihar authorities to determine on implementing lockdown, the Nitish Kumar-led coalition authorities on Tuesday determined to impose complete lockdown throughout the state until May 15. The 11-day lockdown will come into drive from right now (Wednesday).
“After discussion with the cabinet ministers and officials yesterday, it was decided to enforce lockdown in Bihar till May 15, 2021. The crisis management group (CMG) has been instructed to decide in connection with its detailed guidelines and other activities,” CM Nitish Kumar mentioned in a tweet posted on Tuesday.
On Monday, a division bench of the excessive courtroom mentioned the state authorities should declare a lockdown or it (the courtroom) must go an acceptable order.
As per the rules, all authorities offices– besides important providers equivalent to district administration, police, fireplace providers, civil defence, well being, animal well being, electrical energy provide water provide, catastrophe administration, treasury and its associated workplaces in the finance division, telecommunication and put up workplaces—will stay closed.
Shops of important meals objects like groceries, fruit and greens, mutton-fish, milk, PDS will stay open between 7 am to 11 am day-after-day. Essential providers equivalent to telecommunications, web providers, broadcasting and cable providers, print and digital media, petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gasoline retail and storage retailers and personal safety companies will proceed to operate as common.
However, banks, insurance coverage and the workplaces associated to the operation of ATMs is not going to come underneath the purview of the lockdown. Decisions taken by the excessive courtroom will likely be carried out on the opening or closing of the workplaces associated to the judicial administration.All workplaces and enterprises associated to industrial manufacturing and building works would stay open, building works will proceed.
Agriculture and its associated works would additionally not come underneath the purview of the lockdown.
“Wedding ceremonies will be allowed with a maximum of 50 participants. No DJ or Barat processions will be allowed. The organizer of the wedding function would have to inform the nearest police station at least three days in advance,” the rules mentioned.
Only 20 folks will likely be allowed to take part in the final rites/ shradh karma.
Hospitals and all associated medical institutions, together with their manufacturing and distribution models, each in the private and non-private sector, equivalent to dispensaries, chemist and medical tools retailers, laboratories, clinics, nursing properties, ambulances, and so forth will proceed to stay open and performance as common.
Except for sure concessions, the operation of all kinds of autos will stay closed. Vehicles in use of well being-associated works or visiting hospitals/ medical doctors will likely be allowed to function.
All non secular locations will stay closed for the frequent public.
All colleges, faculties, teaching establishments, coaching establishments and different instructional establishments will stay closed. No examinations will likely be performed through the lockdown.
Besides these, district magistrates have been requested to determine neighborhood kitchens in their respective district.
All ration cardholders will get free-of-value ration from the PDS retailers for May. The cash could be paid by the state authorities.