Lockdown to continue in Odisha till June 30: know what’s allowed and what’s not

1/06/2020 at 7:23 PM

Bhubaneswar, June1: With a view to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Odisha government has decided to keep the lockdown in force till June 30. This was announced by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy here today.

“Government is systematically trying to balance between life and livelihood in this unprecedented crisis situation. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the month of June is very crucial for us in containment of the Covid. Because of systematic efforts the state is now in a better situation; and, we cannot let down our efforts,” said the Chief Secretary.

Outlining the restrictions and relaxations for the current phase of lockdown, he said that like the previous phase, the lockdown will remain in force till June 30.

Containment zones will be demarcated by the respective Collectors and Municipal Commissioners as per guidelines of health and family welfare department. Only essential service activities will be allowed in containment zones.

There shall be intensive contact tracing, house to house surveillance and other clinical interventions as per the requirement.

The establishments like religious places, places for public worship, shopping malls, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed.

The hotels will be allowed to operate upto 30 percent of staying capacity.

Restaurant service will be open only for in-house guests. However, restaurants can operate their kitchen for home delivery and takeaways of food.

The directives like mask wearing, social distancing of six feet and prohibition of splitting in public places will be strictly enforced.

Shops will ensure social distancing and will not allow more that two to five persons at one time, depending on the size of the shop.

Salons, spas, beauty parlours and barber shops shall ensure all safety precautions, disinfection, and sanitisation before and after service of each customer.

All public gatherings and congregations of more than seven persons are prohibited. In marriages, the number of guests will be within 50. In funeral rites, the number of persons is limited to 20.

The inter-state vehicles for movement of persons and goods will require no permission or approval. The vehicles moving within the state have to strictly comply the norms regarding sitting capacity mentioned in the registration certificate.

The night curfew shall remain in force from 7 pm to 5 am throughout the state. During the night curfew, the essential services, staff of IT &TEs companies with identity cards, all industrial units, construction activities and movement vehicles and taxis to and from railway stations, airports and bus bus terminals will be free of restrictions.

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