India’s Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on May 4th, local time, that in view of the recent surge in confirmed cases in the state and the shortage of medical supplies such as clinical locations, medical oxygen and medicines, the state decided to implement a total blockade from May 5 to May 15 in order to control the outbreak.
It is reported that during the blockade period, people are not allowed to go out in non-urgent matters, only allow shops selling necessities and other places open, government offices only maintain 25% of staff on site, schools, religious places, shopping malls, swimming pools, etc. will be closed.
The state had previously declared a curfew at the end of April. Statistics show that as of the early morning of May 4, the state has added 11,407 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative total of nearly 500,000 confirmed cases and 107,667 confirmed cases.