COVID-19 Outbreak: Sunday Shutdown In This Odisha District; Details Here

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Sambalpur: The Sambalpur administration announced a day shutdown on Sunday (July 5) to contain further spread of COVID-19 in the district.

Sambalpur has so far reported 70 COVID-19 cases and 36 among them have recovered from the infection.

The restrictions will remain in force across the western Odisha district for 24 hours.

According to the official notification, vehicular movement, non-essential services and business establishment activities will not be allowed during this period.

Activities To Be Allowed
  • All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medicine stores, movement of ambulance and all medical personnel.
  • District/block and municipal administration/police/fire services
  • Central and State government officials on emergency duty
  • Telecom services
  • Petrol pumps
  • Print and Electronic media identified by the district police
  • Water supply, sanitation and sewerage workers
  • Electricity supply and distribution
  • Movement of goods and goods carriers whether loaded or unloaded
  • Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities
  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, veterinary services and allied activities including procurement at mandis
  • Service sector industries including IT/ITeS, Hotel & Hospitality units, operation of hotels and hospitality units including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel.
  • Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles
  • Marriages and funerals with permission of the local authority
  • ATMs
  • Operation of the bus station and their associated offices, movement of associated personnel and activities
  • Home delivery of food, groceries, vegetables and essential items by restaurants
  • Dhabas along the National and State Highways/major roads to takeaway only
  • Milk booths

Legal action will be initiated against the violators under provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 188 of the IPC and other legal provisions as applicable, it added.

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