14-Day Complete Lockdown In Odisha’s Worst-Hit 4 Districts, Rourkela Metropolis


Outlets promoting necessities will stay open from 6 am to 1 pm day by day.


The Odisha authorities on Thursday introduced a 14-day full lockdown in 4 districts and a municipal company with excessive coronavirus load starting from July 17 night.

Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur district and Rourkela metropolis might be locked down from 9 pm on Friday to July 31 amid a speedy spurt in COVID-19 instances within the state.

Chief Secretary A Okay Tripathy stated aggressive surveillance might be performed through the interval in these areas to comprise the unfold of the illness.

The restrictions within the 4 districts have been imposed after totally different surveys confirmed that these account for 66 per cent of the entire instances within the state, he stated, including that 90 per cent of the instances in Sundargarh district have been detected in Rourkela.

“We’re assured that we will comprise the unfold of coronavirus successfully if these steps are applied through the fortnight,” Mr Tripathy stated.

Motion of the folks might be restricted and retailers, business institutions, workplaces and establishments will stay closed through the interval, he stated.

Pointless motion of individuals to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack might be barred and no person might be allowed to enter into these cities with out a legitimate cause, he added.

Nevertheless, retailers promoting necessities will stay open from 6 am to 1 pm day by day, the chief secretary stated, interesting to the folks to chorus from panic shopping for.

Some central authorities institutions, together with put up workplaces, telecom, customs clearance at ports and airports might be exempted from restrictions, he stated.

Equally, RBI, monetary markets, ATMs, fee system operators and standalone main sellers might be allowed to function with naked minimal employees.

Operations in airports, railway stations and bus terminals may even be permitted.

Public transport and personal automobiles to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals might be allowed for facilitating motion of passengers coming in by flights,n trains and buses, the chief secretary stated.

Mr Tripathy stated agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, veterinary providers and allied actions might be allowed through the interval.

All industrial items and factories, and motels and IT items might be allowed to operate with naked minimal employees.

Dhabas alongside nationwide and state highways and main roads can function for takeaway solely, whereas petrol pumps, CNG stations and LPG, together with their bottling, distribution and shops, may even be allowed, he stated.

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