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