Jharkhand Imposes 8-Day Lockdown Amid Covid Surge

Jharkhand: The Jharkhand Government on Tuesday announces 8-day lockdown from April 22-29 with few exemptions.

Essential services are allowed, religious places to remain open but the gathering of devotees not allowed.

Mining, agricultural and construction activities are permitted during the lockdown phase.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has appealed to the people to follow lockdown rules and observe it as ‘Swasthya suraksha saptah’

The government said the decision to impose the lockdown was taken in order to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19.

In the last 24 hours, Jharkhand’s recorded 3,992 fresh Covid-19 cases and its death toll has risen to 1,456 after 50 more people succumbed to the disease.

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