Weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will proceed to stay in drive throughout the state through the lockdown. In view of drastic fall in Covid optimistic circumstances in Nuapada, Sundargarh and Gajapati districts in the previous couple of 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 sorts of retailers, besides saloon, magnificence parlours and malls will likely be allowed to remain open for six hours in Nuapada, Sundargarh and Gajapati.
Till just lately, Nuapada and Sundargarh have been giving the federal government headache. The districts bordering Chhattisgarh had witnessed take a look at positivity report (TPR) of an alarming 50%. Previously one week, the TPR in Nuapada, Gajapati and Sundargarh has been hovering between 3% and 9%.
In keeping with the federal government, the TPR is on a downward slide in 19 districts with positivity fee falling under 5% in 5 districts. Official information mentioned Khurda, Cuttack, Puri, Angul, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Mayurbhanj and Balasore account for round 60% of the whole infections within the state.
“Our state TPR, which was round 26% a number of weeks in the past, has now come all the way down to 14%. The positivity fee has been steadily declining. We’re hopeful of additional fall within the TPR through the 16-day prolonged lockdown. State of affairs 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 have now achieved in Sundargarh, Gajapati and Nuapada,” state chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra mentioned.
In the course of the lockdown and weekend shutdown, all emergency and exempted companies comparable to items transport, agriculture, industrial and banking actions will proceed to function.