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Odisha allows jatra, melody programmes with strict Covid-19 protocols

20/11/2021 at 11:27 AM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20: The Odisha government on Saturday has allowed jatra, opera, drama and melody programmes to operate across the state with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued guidelines in this regard.

As per the guidelines, the Jatra, opera and melody programme oraganizers should take permission from the District Collector or Municipal commissioner before organizing the programme.

In open air theatres around 2000 people will be allowed maintaining the social distancing norms. For indoor halls, the number of viewers will not exceed 50% of the seating capacity of the hall, stated the guidelines.

The viewers of the programme must have a double dose vaccination certificate and a negative RTPCR test report prior to the function, added guidelines.

Besides, the ticket booking facility may be available online or else sufficient number of counters shall be opened to prevent huge crowd gathering during physical booking of tickets.

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