In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, the Odisha authorities on Monday (April 19) prolonged its weekend lockdown orders within the state.
A weekend lockdown can be imposed in all 20 city areas of Odisha with impact from April 24.
“In view of the curiosity of public well being and containment of unfold of Covid-19 within the state, weekend shutdown on Saturday and Sunday shall be imposed in all city areas of the state with impact from April 24,” Particular Aid Commissioner (SRC) P Ok Jena advised reporters.
Aside from this, the night time curfew which was earlier imposed within the state, will even proceed. The night time curfew timings in 10 bordering districts is 6 pm to five am whereas timings in 20 different districts is 9 pm to five am.
All of the important companies together with hospitals, nursing houses, medication shops, grocery outlets and milk cubicles will proceed functioning as standard throughout the shutdown, the particular reduction commissioner mentioned.
Jena additionally mentioned that that eateries on nationwide and state highways will stay open however prospects will solely be allowed to select up meals parcels from there.
As per a brand new state order, marriage and funeral programme organisers should mandatorily submit the checklist of contributors to native authorities for permission 24 hours earlier than the occasions. At present, 50 individuals are allowed to attend weddings whereas solely 20 individuals are allowed to attend funerals.
Civic authorities and police will be certain that COVID-19 protocols are strictly enforced and stringent motion can be taken in opposition to violators, the official mentioned.