BHUBANESWAR: In view of the resurgence of Covid-19, the State Authorities on Friday banned giant congregations for celebration of festivals together with Utkal Divas on April 1 and related cultural programmes all through Odisha.
Particular Aid Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena mentioned within the curiosity of well being of common public and for containment of unfold of Covid-19, congregation for celebration of Good Friday, Easter, Pana Sankranti, Jhamu Jatra, Danda Jatra, Sriram Navami and related spiritual and cultural gatherings won’t be allowed in public all through the State. Nevertheless, spiritual rituals in church buildings, temples and locations of worship will proceed as regular with a restricted variety of individuals with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
The order mentioned the festivals fall in April when individuals normally congregate and get in contact with one another. It isn’t doable to stick to Covid applicable behaviour and such congregations have a possible to trigger unfold of the virus, he mentioned.
Equally, official conferences and celebrations of Utkal Divas will probably be held with a most of 200 contributors with strict adherence of Covid-19 security protocols like social distancing, use of masks, sanitizers and hand washing, Jena mentioned . He mentioned that different actions related to the celebrations needs to be prevented.
The SRC mentioned that different organisations and personal establishments must acquire prior approval from the native administration, district collectors and municipal commissioners, to look at Utkal Divas. The ceiling on participation must be strictly together with all Covid-19 security tips, he mentioned.
Any violation of the brand new guideline will probably be handled in accordance with the provisions of part 51 to 60 of the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005, the Epidemic Ailments Act, 1897 and laws issued once in a while, he mentioned. The federal government on March 20 prohibited celebration of ‘Dolayatra’ and Holi on March 28 and 29.