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Bihar eases COVID lockdown curbs; govt, pvt offices to function with full attendance from June 23

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Patna (Bihar) [India], June 21 (ANI): In wake of decline in COVID infections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced partial relaxations of lockdown curbs, allowing offices -- both government and private -- to function with full attendance from June 23 to July 6.

The decision was announced after holding a COVID-19 review meeting on Monday.

In a series of tweets, Kumar said that all essential and non-essential shops can operate in Bihar till 7 pm, while public parks and gardens will remain open from 6 am to 12 pm.

However, the Chief Minister said that the night curfew will continue in the state from 9 pm to 5 am, adding that people must continue following appropriate COVID-19 norms, including usage of masks and practising social distancing, to ensure that cases do not rise again.

Complete lockdown in the state was imposed on May 5 after the state witnessed a surge in COVID infections.

Bihar, one of the worst-hit states in the country, has been reporting a decline in daily COVID-19 cases.

As per the health update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bihar currently has 3,189 active COVID-19 cases. (ANI)

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