Village in Bihar’s Siwan announced hot spot after 19 fresh cases

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The Bihar government Friday obturded a hard lockdown in a village after it emerged as a Covid-19 hot spot in Siwan district that accounts for 29 of the state’s total 60 cases. As many as 19 cases in the district have been reported since Thursday.Nationwide lockdown in specific zones instructed people to stay indoors and leads to closure of all businesses, including grocery stores and banks. Critical services such as food and medicine are home-delivered to people in containment zones

Health secretary Lokesh kumar singh stated,”Within the 3-km containment zone of Panjwar village, barricades have been set up at a distance of 200 m, 500 m, 1 km, 2 km and 3 km to ensure that people stay indoors,”.”We are doing active observation and also taking an intensive sanitization driven by spraying sodium hypochlorite in the affected village,’ Singh further added.

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