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COVID-19: Odisha Announces Complete Shutdown On Saturdays, Sundays In 11 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday announced complete shutdown on all Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of June in 11 districts in view of rising COVID19 cases.

In view of the heavy caseload in the districts of Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Bolangir, the State government has decided to implement complete shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays.

“Essential services, including healthcare services and medicine shops will be exempted from the shutdown norms. Police, Fire, Ambulance services to remain operational & fuel station will also remain open during this shutdown,” said Asit Tripathy.

Odisha today witnessed biggest spike of 156 novel coronavirus cases, taking the State’s tally to 2104. Similarly, as many as 119 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the State today, taking the total recoveries to 1245. The active cases in the State stood at 850 with seven deaths.

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  1. Tapas says

    What is this going on ?? State Govt you have to announce earlier as Central govt already announced 3 days back. We already called everybody for work and suddenly you announced for shut down and lock down. And also State govt not taken any steps to recover business after hiting covid 19. I am very disappoint with this decision.

  2. Manu says

    Now that trains are operational, people who are stranded here are planning to go to their home states. What about the people who are planning to travel on Saturday’s ? Is transport available ? Please allow transport.

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