Weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will proceed to stay in drive throughout the state throughout the lockdown. In view of drastic fall in Covid optimistic instances in Nuapada, Sundargarh and Gajapati districts in the previous few days, the federal government has determined to extend the present four-hour window of buying important commodities (from 7-11 am) to 6 hours (7 am to 1 pm) at these locations on week days. All kinds of retailers, besides saloon, magnificence parlours and malls shall be allowed to remain open for six hours in Nuapada, Sundargarh and Gajapati.
Till not too long ago, Nuapada and Sundargarh had been giving the federal government headache. The districts bordering Chhattisgarh had witnessed check positivity report (TPR) of an alarming 50%. Prior to now one week, the TPR in Nuapada, Gajapati and Sundargarh has been hovering between 3% and 9%.
In accordance with the federal government, the TPR is on a downward slide in 19 districts with positivity fee falling under 5% in 5 districts. Official knowledge mentioned Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Angul, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Mayurbhanj and Balasore account for round 60% of the full infections within the state.
“Our state TPR, which was round 26% just a few weeks in the past, has now come right down to 14%. The positivity fee has been steadily declining. We’re hopeful of additional fall within the TPR throughout the 16-day prolonged lockdown. Scenario in western and a few southern districts has improved considerably. If we discover a drastic fall in Covid positivity fee in numerous districts, we’ll partially calm down curbs at these locations like we now have achieved in Sundargarh, Gajapati and Nuapada,” state chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra mentioned.
Through the lockdown and weekend shutdown, all kinds of emergency and exempted companies reminiscent of items transport, agriculture, industrial and banking actions shall be allowed to function.