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A full lockdown has been declared in the Indian state of Bihar until May 15, 2021.

Bihar government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state until May 15 due to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases.

Bihar has reported 11,407 fresh COVID-19 cases on May 4, 2021, summing the state's total cases to over 5.09 lakh.

Amid the recent surge in cases, the Bihar government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state till May 15, 2021, to curb the spread of the virus. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar posted the announcement on his social media account, noting that the decision was made after the discussion with associate ministers and officials. He further instructed the crisis management group to take further necessary actions on the guidelines.

The decision came in after Patna high court issued an ultimatum to the government on imposing a lockdown. The HC even warned that the court would step in if the government failed to do so.

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