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Bihar locks down urban areas till March 31

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The Bihar government announced on Sunday a lockdown in urban areas with immediate effect to contain the possible spread of the novel coronavirus.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the lockdown is being enforced in all district, sub-divisional and block headquarters and municipal towns till March 31.

Bihar has reported two COVID-19 cases and one of them died Sunday morning at a hospital in Patna.

Kumar urged people to extend their cooperation in the fight against the deadly virus.

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First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 19:58 IST