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New Covid guidelines: Schools to remain closed, night curfew from 9 pm

5/01/2022 at 6:53 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 05: With the rising of Covid-19 cases in the state, the Odisha government on Wednesday issued several restrictions including the closure of schools and enforcement of night curfew from 9 pm in urban areas.  

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said schools will remain closed till 12th standard. However, online classes will continue.

He, however, said Matric assessment exams will continue.

-Night curfew timings in urban areas extended; to start from 9 PM instead of 10 PM till 5 pM

-Only essential activities will be allowed during curfew

-Matric assessment exams to continue, but there will be no classes

-No offline classes till 12th standard in all schools & colleges

-No fair, exhibition and cultural events to be allowed till further order

– There will also be ban on picnic and annual functions at educational institutions

-A maximum of 100 people will be allowed to participate in government official meeting or training programme.

-Cinema halls will have to run with 50% capacity.

-Jatra and open air theatres will operate with only 1000 spectators.

-Roadside vendors, hotels and bars will be allowed to operate till 9 pm.

-Guests at marriages reduced to 100

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