The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown conditions for reopening of shops in the Smart City. However, market complexes, malls, salons, fast food stalls and tea and coffee shops will remain closed.
After reviewing the situation, BMC has taken the decision to relax some conditions with immediate effect.
On the other hand, in view of the return of migrants from other states post-lockdown, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has advised to ramp up COVID-19 testing. He has suggested increasing the number of tests to 15000 per day by including private testing laboratories approved by ICMR.