Unlock 1.0: Schools & Colleges In Odisha To Remain Closed Till This Date, No Green Signal For Reopening Of Malls Yet
Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday said that schools, colleges and coaching institutions in Odisha will remain closed till July 31.
On graded reopening in, he said that public worshiping at religious places will not be permitted till June 30 in the state. Similarly, no religious congregation will be allowed till June-end.
Shopping malls will also remain closed till June 30.
“Hotels will be allowed to operate with up to 30 per cent capacity and restaurants can be opened only for in-house guests,” he said.
Besides, 11 districts of– Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Balangir – will remain shut on Saturdays and Sundays till the end of June.
“Lockdown ended yesterday and unlock-1 has begun today. The number of positive cases will increase with return of migrants. So far, 4,26,504 migrants have returned to the state,” he said.
Tripathy further said 95 per cent of COVID positive cases had been reported from quarantine centres, where 2,49,769 people were lodged till Sunday. As many as 2.87 lakh persons have been discharged from these centres, he added.
Odisha reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 156 cases on Monday and 153 among them were detected in quarantine centres.