COVID-19 Surge: Jharkhand Announces 8-Day Lockdown

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday announced an 8-day lockdown in the state. The lockdown will start at 6 am on April 22 and will continue till 6 pm on April 29 with few exemptions.

However, as per the state government, essential services, religious places will remain open however, as per the rules gatherings in the places are not allowed. Also, mining, agricultural and construction activities are also going to remain operational.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren has appealed to the people to follow lockdown rules and observe it as ‘Swasthya Suraksha Saptah’.

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In the past 24 hours, the state came across 2,467 new infected cases. On the other hand, the total number of vaccine dosages administered by the state is 28,07,893 so far.

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