Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: To contain the unabated rise in the COVID-19 cases in the State, a 14-day lockdown has begun in Odisha from today.

With the lockdown coming into effect, several restrictions have been imposed on the regular activities across the State with several establishments and units remaining shut during the 14-day lockdown.

So, know what will remain open and what will be prohibited during the lockdown period:

Among Not Allowed:

-Buses for public transport, intra-state movement except permitted under the guidelines

-All educational, training, coaching institutions, etc., except as allowed by government

-Exhibitions/ Trade Fairs/ Melas/ physical Business to Business meetings are prohibited, except virtual mode

-Taxis (including auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators (except as specified in subsequent paragraphs of this order).

-Cinema halls, malls, market complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, parks, bars etc

-salons/ barber shop, spa. beauty parlour etc

-Marriages shall be permitted with approval from local authorities, with not more than 50 persons and in case of funerals and last rites, the number of persons participating shall not be more than 20 (for the entire event)

What's Allowed:

-Hospitals. nursing homes, clinics, telemedicine facilities

-Dispensaries, chemists, pharmacies. all kinds of medicine shops including Jan Aushadhi Kendras and medical equipment shops

-Medical laboratories and collection centres

-Veterinary Hospitals, dispensaries, clinics. pathology labs, sale and supply of vaccine and medicine

-Movement (inter and intra State, including by air) of all medical and veterinary personnel, scientists. nurses, para-medical staff, lab technicians, mid-wives and other hospital support services, including ambulances.

Several restrictions have also been imposed in the financial sector, commercial and private establishments - check HERE.

Meanwhile, Odisha government on Monday revised its earlier order on vaccination against Covid-19 during weekend shutdowns in the State.

As per the new directive, inoculation of vaccines will continue from Monday to Saturday but will not be carried out on Sundays to make space for proper sanitization at the vaccination centres to avoid cross-contamination.