The Bihar government has eased Covid restrictions in the state as the situation continues to improve. The government has decided that universities, schools and colleges will reopen with 50 per cent attendance.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar informed that schools will reopen in the state for Class 11th and 12th students. Only 50 per cent attendance will be allowed while schools will have to follow the strict Covid protocols.
Also, government and private offices can resume full-fledged operations, he said. Government and private offices have so far been allowed to reopen and function with 50 per cent staff.
Kumar added the restaurants and eateries can also work with 50 per cent seating capacity. The government has said that standard operating procedure, guidelines and compliance of COVID appropriate behaviour will be strictly followed.
The decision was taken during a review meeting presided over by Kumar. It was observed that the number of coronavirus patients and the positivity rate have declined considerably, and the overall situation has improved. But due caution and care have to be taken for consolidating the whole process of Covid management. Lockdown in Bihar, clamped over a month ago in view of the spurt in COVID 19 cases.