In order to prevent the spread of Covid19, night curfew was announced by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday to be imposed across the state between 9 pm to 5 am.

The Bihar chief minister extended the closure of all educational institutions till May 15.

All shops selling fruits, vegetables and poultry will close by 6 pm during the period of night curfew, says a media report.

The report quoted chief minister Kumar as saying that restaurants and dhabas (eateries) will be able to do only home deliveries and take away services till 9 pm.

Kumar said the cinema halls, malls, clubs, gyms and parks would remain closed till May 15.

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Kumar said, “All government offices will function with one-third of the workforce and have to close by 5 pm.”

The Bihar chief minister said the places of religious worship will also remain closed till May 15.

Permission will not be given to more people than 25 to gather during last rites, Kumar said.

The Bihar chief minister said, only 100 people will be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies.

India’s total active caseload reached 18,01,316 on Sunday, the Union health ministry said in a statement.

It now comprises 12.18% of the country’s total Covid19 positive cases.

A net incline of 1,21,576 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 65.02% of India’s total active cases.

Maharashtra alone accounts for38.09% of the total active caseload of the country.

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