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Combating coronavirus: Bengaluru, Bihar revert to lockdown

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Filed on July 14, 2020 | Last updated on July 14, 2020 at 10.54 pm
Coronavirus, covid19, Bengaluru, Bihar, revert, lockdown

(AP)

Other states and cities have also imposed restrictions as India's caseload nears one million.

The northern Indian state of Bihar, which has a population around 125 million people, will go into a 15-day lockdown to combat coronavirus, its deputy chief minister said on Tuesday.

"Bihar government has decided on a 15-day lockdown from July 16 to July 31. All city municipalities, district headquarters, block headquarters will stay under lockdown. The guidelines are being finalised," Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted.

The announcement came a few hours before the southern city and IT hub Bangalore was due to go into a week-long lockdown. Other states and cities have also imposed restrictions as India's caseload nears one million.

On Tuesday, Bihar recorded a record 1,432 cases, the third consecutive day with more than 1,000 new infections, taking the state's total to almost 19,000 with 134 deaths according to the local health authorities.


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