Bihar to reopen schools for Class 11 and 12 students with 50% attendance

Earlier, essential and non-essential services were allowed to operate in the state till 7 pm.

In a series of tweets, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has announced the ease of COVID-19 restrictions in the state as the infections are found to be declining.

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All government, as well as private offices, can start operating in the state, but, only the vaccinated individuals are permitted to enter the workplace.

In the second tweet, the Chief Minister informed that universities, all colleges, technical educational institutions, government training institutes, and schools for Class 11 and 12 will reopen in the state with a capacity of 50 percent. The government of Bihar will make special arrangements for the vaccination of students aged above 18 years, teachers, and the staff of educational institutions.

Restaurants and eateries are allowed to operate with a seating capacity of 50 percent. Kumar added that precautionary measures are still required to follow.

The decision to ease the COVID-19 restrictions was taken during a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister.

On July 4, the Health Minister of the state Mangal Pandey had noted that while the infection rate of COVID-19 had been declining constantly, the vaccination rate has been rising.

Bihar registered 109 new COVID-19 cases alongside 211 people to have recovered from the virus. Two people lost their lives to the virus reportedly on Sunday. The recovery rate of Bihar is now 98.47 percent as 7,11,490 recoveries have been recorded.