Bihar eases Covid-19 curbs; schools to reopen, restaurants to operate at 50% capacity – See full guidelines | India News

New Delhi: To further ease the Covid-19 restrictions, the Bihar government decided on Sunday, February 6, 2022 to reopen schools, colleges and coaching institutes in the state.

Amid a drop in daily Covid-19 cases, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced a number of new guidelines. Bihar CM has announced that schools up to class 8 can reopen with 50% capacity, while classes 9 and above can reopen at full capacity in the state.

All coaching colleges and institutes can also reopen with 100% capacity, Bihar Chief Minister has said.

Furthermore, the state government has also announced that cinema halls, clubs, gymnasiums, stadiums, swimming pools and restaurants will operate at 50% capacity in Bihar.

Meanwhile, Bihar recorded less than 500 new cases for the second consecutive day on Saturday as 442 were affected by the coronavirus.

According to a bulletin released by the state health department here, the state’s total active coronavirus count rose to 2,916, while the death toll rose to 12,236, including two new deaths on Saturday.

The state’s overall tally stood at 8,27016 on Saturday. A total of 8,11,864 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 761 in the past 24 hours, according to the bulletin.

The two new deaths were reported from Vaishali and Aurangabad districts. “Those who died in the last 24 hours were already suffering from several serious complications. When their samples were tested, they tested positive for Covid-19, an official said.

The state has so far tallied 67 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant.

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