Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is not leaving any stone unturned to contain the spread of coronavirus and has now imposed temporary restrictions on a number of services apart from ordering the closure of educational and commercial establishments across the State.
With ‘social distancing’ the key to fight against coronavirus, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued an advisory regarding the closure of several business and commercial units under its jurisdiction in the Smart City.
In a bid to regulate the congregation of people, BMC has already ordered for closure of bars, coffee shops, eateries and shopping complexes.
However, all the grocery shops and other shops selling essential items like vegetables, milk, egg and meat will remain open for the convenience of people.
#OdishaShutsDown: #Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation releases list of shops which will remain closed in its territorial jurisdiction until further orders #OdishaFightsCorona #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/sUpOR2APyY
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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in its latest directive ordered closure of a number of shops and business establishment as a precautionary measure to contain the outbreak of coronavirus.
Here’s a detail list of shops/godowns and showrooms which will remain closed in Bhubaneswar from today:
- Jewellery showrooms and shops
- Electronic appliances showrooms and shops
- Fourwheeler/ automobile/ by-cycle showrooms
- Shops/ showrooms selling sports equipment
- Furniture showrooms and godowns
- Shoes and bags showrooms
- Marble/ Tiles godowns and showrooms
- Watch showrooms and godowns
- Home paint shops/ godowns
- Books/ magazines stores
- Gift item stores/ Invitation card stores
Senior officials informed that such restrictions have been enforced by BMC Commissioner who has been empowered under clause 3 and 11 of the ‘Odisha COVID-19 Regulation, 2020’ to prevent and contain the outbreak of coronavirus under the civic body jurisdiction.
#Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation orders closure of all parks owned by government & private authorities within BMC limit till March 31. Order comes into effect from March 22 #Odisha#OdishaFightsCorona #IndiaFightsCorona #CoronavirusOutbreak pic.twitter.com/b1Q7AG1Jeb
— OTV (@otvnews) March 21, 2020
In a letter to Commissionerate Police, BMC has urged senior officers including Zonal Deputy Commissioners to ensure that all the above-mentioned shops, godowns and showrooms remain closed in their respective jurisdiction.
Earlier, the General Administration & Public Grievance Department yesterday ordered the closure of coffee shops, all stand-alone restaurants, canteens where large number of people dine and congregate.
All hotels in Odisha have been directed to maintain a social distance of 2 meters among the guests and encourage customers for takeaways.
All business establishments under Cuttack Municipal Corporation to shut shutters until further orders as a precautionary measure against #CoronavirusOutbreak; only those shops & establishments extending emergency services to remain open, inform CMC officials#OdishaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/4h17cFykoE
— OTV (@otvnews) March 21, 2020