14-Day Total Lockdown In Odisha's Worst-Hit Four Districts, Rourkela City

Outlets promoting necessities will stay open from 6 am to 1 pm every single day.


The Odisha authorities on Thursday introduced a 14-day full lockdown in 4 districts and a municipal company with excessive coronavirus load starting from July 17 night.

Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur district and Rourkela metropolis shall be locked down from 9 pm on Friday to July 31 amid a speedy spurt in COVID-19 circumstances within the state.

Chief Secretary A Okay Tripathy mentioned aggressive surveillance shall be carried out through the interval in these areas to include the unfold of the illness.

The restrictions within the 4 districts had been imposed after completely different surveys confirmed that these account for 66 per cent of the whole circumstances within the state, he mentioned, including that 90 per cent of the circumstances in Sundargarh district have been detected in Rourkela.

“We’re assured that we can include the unfold of coronavirus successfully if these steps are carried out through the fortnight,” Mr Tripathy mentioned.

Motion of the folks shall be restricted and retailers, industrial institutions, workplaces and establishments will stay closed through the interval, he mentioned.

Pointless motion of individuals to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack shall be barred and no one shall be allowed to enter into these cities with out a legitimate purpose, he added.

Nonetheless, retailers promoting necessities will stay open from 6 am to 1 pm every single day, the chief secretary mentioned, interesting to the folks to chorus from panic shopping for.

Some central authorities institutions, together with submit workplaces, telecom, customs clearance at ports and airports shall be exempted from restrictions, he mentioned.

Equally, RBI, monetary markets, ATMs, cost system operators and standalone main sellers shall be allowed to function with naked minimal employees.

Operations in airports, railway stations and bus terminals will even be permitted.

Public transport and personal autos to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals shall be allowed for facilitating motion of passengers coming in by flights,n trains and buses, the chief secretary mentioned.

Mr Tripathy mentioned agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, veterinary providers and allied actions shall be allowed through the interval.

All industrial models and factories, and inns and IT models shall be allowed to perform with naked minimal employees.

Dhabas alongside nationwide and state highways and main roads can function for takeaway solely, whereas petrol pumps, CNG stations and LPG, together with their bottling, distribution and shops, will even be allowed, he mentioned.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here