Bhubaneswar, Aug 30: Odisha government may issue new guidelines for Covid-19 ahead of the festive season. State Health and Disaster Management departments may formulate new circulars to fight the possible third wave of Corona on Monday.
At the same time, the revised Corona protocols may lay much emphasis on kids and child care. Similarly, the decision on the weekend shut down may be reconsidered or relaxed partly, think the denizens.
Earlier from August, shops and malls across Odisha reopened from 6 am to 8 pm, restaurants, bars, and dhabas or roadside eateries operated with 50 percent seating capacity and cinema halls and theatres also reopened with 50 percent seating capacity as per the prevailing guidelines.
The Odisha government had introduced new relaxations in its ongoing lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new guidelines, issued late on Saturday, will remain in force till September 1.
However, the statewide night curfew from 8 pm to 6 am was continue and the weekend shutdown remained in force in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Puri, where the transmission rate of the viral disease is still high.