Jharkhand government has decided to extend lockdown till July 31st across the state. The decision comes in the wake of increasing number of COVID19 cases in the state. 66 new cases were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,360. The recovery rate in Jharkhand has improved to 73 percent. With the implementation of new directives issued by the Jharkhand government for enforcement of Lockdown, all movement except for essential services shall remain prohibited from 9 pm to 5 am in morning. Inter-state and intra-state bus services will also not be operational during this period.
All religious places, educational institutions, coaching classes, shopping malls, hotels, cinema halls, multiplexes, theatres, entertainment parks, bars, spa and saloons, gymnasiums and swimming pools will remain closed till July 31 across the state during the extended Lockdown orders. Relaxations provided earlier to those sectors and industries for economic activities outside the Containment Zones shall continue. Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that we have achieved success in prevention of spread of the COVID19 virus but more precautionary steps must be taken further for another period of a month to prevent the viral spread