Coronavirus: After Thiruvananthapuram, Patna to observe week-long lockdown starting July 16

Patna: In the wake of novel coronavirus, on Wednesday, District administration has ordered that Bihar’s Capital city Patna to undergo complete lockdown from July 10 to 16. The announcement came as the cases in the district substantially on daily rise in the district.

Earlier, Kerala Government announced on Monday to imposed a week-long triple lockdown in state capital Thiruvananthapuram and in some areas of Malappuram district as the coronavirus graph continued to rise steadily.

According to the state health report, as many as 385 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Tuesday, raising the tally to 12,525, while the death toll reached 97. Patna remains the worst hit district with 1,114 cases followed by Bhagalpur (643), Madhubani (536), Begusarai (528), Muzaffarpur (511), Siwan (509) and Munger (449).

The death toll in the state nears 100 mark with Patna district reporting the highest number of 12 casualties, till date, followed by Darbhanga (7), Samastipur (6), Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, East Champaran, Rohtas and Saran (five each).

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