Unlocking Odisha: Sweet Shops To Open From Tomorrow; Know What’s Allowed Till July 1
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday announced a few relaxations in the COVID-included lockdown norms.
From Thursday, shops will remain open from 6 am to 5 pm in Sundragarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nuapada, Sonepur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada, where the positivity rate is 5 per cent or less.
In the remaining 13 coastal districts with higher positivity rate – Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak and Keonjhar – shops for essential goods will open between 6 am and 1 pm.
However, night curfew and weekend lockdown will remain in force in these districts till July 1.
The notification issued by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner further said that morning walk, jogging and cycling will be allowed from 6 am to 9 am.
All health services, financial institution, industrial, construction and agricultural activities will remain functional, it added.