Bihar schools Covid 19 guidelines gymnasium cinema shopping center closed Omicron night curfew Patna

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Patna: Passengers not meeting social distancing standards board a train at a station, amid a possible spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, in Patna on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

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  • The government of Bihar on Tuesday imposed new restrictions due to the increase in Covid cases in the state.
  • Movie theaters, gymnasiums and shopping malls will remain closed, while offices will operate at 50% capacity.
  • The decisions were announced after a key meeting was held today given the Covid situation.

The government of Bihar on Tuesday released new Covid restrictions in the state, forcing shops and markets to remain closed after 8 p.m. except for essential services. The current nighttime curfew will continue in the state.

Here’s all you need to know:

  1. Physical classes for standards 9 to 12 will run at 50% capacity, while classes in online mode will have more importance. In addition, courses up to Standard 8 will only be taught in offline mode.
  2. All private and government offices will operate at 50% capacity. In addition, no stranger will be allowed to enter the workspaces.
  3. All religious places will remain closed to worshipers until the next order from the government of Bihar. In temples, only priests will be allowed to worship.
  4. In weddings, a maximum of 50 people can be present, while funerals can only have 20 people.
  5. All political, social and cultural events can have up to 50 people in attendance. Although authorizations will have to be requested from the authorities.
  6. While movie theaters, gymnasiums, shopping malls, parks and clubs will remain completely closed, restaurants and “Dhabas” can operate at 50% of their capacity.
  7. The nighttime curfew will remain in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and stores, except essential ones, will be closed before 8 p.m.

Also Read: Delhi Revises Covid Guidelines: Enforced Weekend Curfew, Subways And Buses Run At Full Capacity

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