COVID-19 Outbreak: Two-Day Shutdown In This Odisha District From Tomorrow

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur administration on Friday announced to shut down the entire district for two days, starting Saturday (July 18).

“Though the spread of COVID-19 cases has been steady in Burla area under Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC), there is an urgent need to take preventive measures to check further transmission of the virus through active surveillance, contact tracing and social distancing,” said the order issued by the district administration.

In the larger public interest, Collector Shubham Saxena today announced the 2-day shutdown throughout the district, it added.

Besides restrictions on the movement of the public, intra-district public and private transport will remain suspended and shops, commercial establishments and government and private institutions will be closed during this period.


  1. All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes including medicine stores and movement of Ambulance and all medical personnel.
  2. District (Emergency) and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services
    Central and State Government Officials on emergency duty
  3. Telecom services
  4. Petrol Pumps
  5. Print and Electronic Media
  6. Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers
  7. Electricity supply and distribution
  8. Movement of goods and good carriers, whether loaded or unloaded
  9. Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities
  10. Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and allied activities
  11. Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles
  12. Marriages and Funerals, with permission of the local authority
  13. ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, Clearing Houses
  14. Dhabas along the National and State Highways/ Major roads for takeaway only
  15. Milk booths
  16. LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, personnel and vehicular movement.

The violators have been warned of strict action in accordance with law.

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