Bhubaneswar, April 19: The Odisha government on Monday announced weekend shutdown in all urban areas across the state from this Saturday.
In the interest of public health and containment of spread of Covid-19 in the state, Weekend shutdown on Saturday and Sunday shall be imposed in all urban areas of the state with effect from April 24 (Saturday), the Special Relief Commissioner said.
During the weekend shutdown all activities shall be closed except the following:
All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, including medicine stores, movement of Ambulance and all medical personnel are exempted from the restrictions.
District and Municipal Administration/ police/ Fire Services are also exempted
Central & State Government officials on emergency duty , telecom services, petrol pumps ‘ LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, associated personnel and vehicular movement are allowed to work.
Print and Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/ District police
Other services exempted during the shutdown are:
Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers
Electricity supply and distribution
Movement of goods and goods carriers, whether loaded or unloaded
Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities
Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veteriqary Seruices and allied activities, including procurement at Mandis
Service sector industries, including IT/ ITeS, Hotel & Hospitality units
Operation of hotels and hospitality units, including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel
Movement of rail and air transport, Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles
Movement of Public Transpott, private vehicles and taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber, etc.) to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals/ stands/ltops, for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road
Marriages and Funerals, with permission of local authority
ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, clearing Houses
Operations of Airpofts, Railway Stations, Bus Terminals and their associated offices, movement of associated personnel and activities
Home Delivery of food, groceries, vegetables and essential items by restaurants and aggregators such as Zomato, Swiggy, etc.
Dhabas along National and State Highways/ Major roads for takeaway only
Milk booths and related activities, Food & Grocery stores such as Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Chilika Fresh and others for home delivery only
Newspaper hawkers between 5.00 am to 8.00 am only.