Bhubaneswar, May 30: The Odisha government today extended the ongoing lockdown till June 17. This was informed by Chief Secretary, Suresh Chandra Mahapatra today.
Grocery and other essential shops are allowed to remain open only for four hours daily, from 7 am to 11 am, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said announcing the extension of the lockdown. Besides, the weekend shutdown will continue in the state.
However, the government has relaxed lockdown norms for three districts of Nuapada, Gajapati and Sundargarh as positivity rate remains below 3 percent in these districts. Shops except saloons, parlours and malls in these three districts will remain open between 7am and 1pm.
The lockdown has been imposed to restrict gatherings and break the chain of the deadly virus. Odisha’s Covid-19 tally mounted to 7,56,684 on Sunday after 9,541 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours.