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Odisha Extends Lockdown Till 5am On July 1; Parks, Gyms To Remain Shut

The state registered less than 4,000 fresh infections for the second consecutive day after mid-April, as active cases dropped below the 50,000-mark

Mumbai: The Odisha government has extended the lockdown in the state till 5 am on July 1.

Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra today announced unlock measures to restart the economy after the stringent lockdown in the state.

According to the new unlock guidelines, shops dealing in essential services can now open from 6 am to 5 pm in 17 districts and from 6 am to 1 pm in 13 districts.

Apart from this, the weekend lockdown will continue in the state. Odisha Unlock will come into effect from June 17 (5 am) and will remain in force till July 1 (5 am)

Check complete unlock guidelines for Odisha here:

  • All restrictions regarding marriage, cremation, meetings, social gatherings, the opening of temples will continue as per earlier guidelines.
  • All essential services, transport of goods, industrial activities, construction activities have been allowed. Public bus services will remain restricted for now.
  • Shops dealing in essential services can open from 6 am to 5 pm in 17 districts and from 6 am to 1 pm in 13 districts.
  • The 17 districts (having a positivity rate below 5 per cent) have been classified under Category A. The districts include Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nuapada, Subarnapur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada.
  • The remaining 13 districts with a positivity rate above 5 per cent have been classified under Category B. These districts are Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Kedrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.
  • Parks, gyms will continue to stay shut in all districts.
  • Morning walks, cycling, and jogging activities have been permitted from 6 am to 9 am.
  • Shopping malls, salons, cinema halls will stay shut.

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 8,63,061 on Wednesday as 3,535 more people tested positive for the infection, while 44 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 3,432, a health official said.

The state registered less than 4,000 fresh infections for the second consecutive day after mid-April, as active cases dropped below the 50,000-mark.

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