Mumbai: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Tuesday announced an eight-day lockdown from April 22 to April 29, to check the spread of coronavirus.
The decision to implement the lockout from 22 April to 29 April was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister here.
Soren said the period would be celebrated as “Health Safety Week”.
Soren said in a statement that the identified offices of the central government, state government and private sector have been exempted from the total bandh.
He appealed to the people not to leave their house during this period and fulfil its requirement.
Agriculture, industry and mining will function during the course of time.
He said that religious places will remain open, but devotees will not be allowed during this time period.
The Chief Minister said that the curfew under Section 144 of the CrPC will continue to be applicable throughout Jharkhand at this time, as more than five persons can be prevented from gathering in a public place.
He said that an extension of the agreements issued this evening during the lockout will be released.
Like other parts of the country, Jharkhand is also increasing the incidence of coronavirus in its second wave.
As per the last health bulletin, Jharkhand had a total of 1,33,479 positive cases, while 1456 patients have lost their lives.
There are 28,010 active cases in the state.