The order additionally made it necessary for all staff inside workplace premises to put on masks and guarantee social distancing of two meters between two individuals.
By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 01:08 AM IST
With its Covid-19 circumstances touching three digit figures after a spot of 41 days, the Odisha authorities on Friday ordered that Holi celebrations could be restricted this 12 months.
“Holi on March twenty eighth and twenty ninth and associated rituals shall not be noticed in public locations all through the state. Folks might have fun Holi with relations of their homes solely and never in any public locations together with public roads,” an order of the workplace of the Particular Aid Commissioner mentioned.
The SRC order mentioned congregations for celebration of Dola Jatra and related spiritual and cultural congregations won’t be allowed in public locations all through the state. Non secular rituals in temples will proceed as standard with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. “Contemplating native situations, Collectors and Municipal Commissioners might impose applicable restriction on entry of devotees into temples and celebrations in temples and non secular locations,” the order mentioned.
“Dola Melan, if any, could also be allowed with applicable variety of contributors as determined by the Collectors/Municipal Commissioners of their respective jurisdictions with strict adherence to Covid-19 applicable behaviour and norms,” the order added.
In a separate order, the final administration division suggested all departments to carry conferences over digital mode. “It’s suggested to ordinarily maintain conferences over digital mode till additional orders. In case a bodily assembly is necessitated, seating could also be organized in order that applicable bodily distance amongst the contributors is maintained,” an official order of the Basic Administration & Public Grievance Division mentioned.
The order additionally made it necessary for all staff inside workplace premises to put on masks and guarantee social distancing of two meters between two individuals. Spitting contained in the workplace premises is strictly prohibited, it mentioned.