shops in Category A districts will be allowed to open from 6 AM to 8 PM while shops in Category B districts will be allowed to open from 6 AM to 5 PM for only five days
Bhubaneswar, Jul 15: Amid decreasing cases of Covid-19 cases in the State, the Odisha Government on Thursday extended the on-going partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1.
Addressing a press brief, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, “As the covid situation has not come under complete control in the State, the Government has decided to extend the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1.”
However, the state Government has made certain relaxations in the partial lockdown restrictions.
Mohapatra said shops in Category A districts will be allowed to open from 6 AM to 8 PM while shops in Category B districts will be allowed to open from 6 AM to 5 PM for only five days and the weekend shutdown will continue.
There will be no weekend shutdown in the 20 districts that fall under Category A.
Night curfew will continue across the State.
The Government has allowed the functioning of gyms and beauty parlours across the State. Besides, indoor and outdoor shooting will now be allowed throughout State.
Bus services will also resume across the State. The bus transport services will not resume in Puri till July 25 in view of Rath Yatra.
Parks, malls, cinema halls will still remain closed.
Mela, exhibition, or Jatra will not be allowed. Restrictions imposed earlier on marriage and other rituals will continue to be in force.
Category-A districts are: Anugul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nuapada, Subarnapur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada.
Category_B districts are: Nayagarh, Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak and Balasore.