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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to contain the coronavirus spread in Odisha, the imposition of weekend shutdown in all urban areas of the State came into effect from Saturday morning.

The weekend restrictions have been put in place in all the urban areas of the 30 districts of the State.

According to reports, civic authorities and police are ensuring strict enforcement of Covid-19 norms. Stringent actions are being taken against the violators.

A thick blanket of security has been put in place during the observance of the 48-hour weekend shutdown in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Shut Down In Bhubaneswar-1
Strict enforcement of shutdown movement regulations in Bhubaneswar

As many as 32 platoons of police force, including 12 in Cuttack and 20 platoons in Bhubaneswar have been deployed to ensure strict compliance of the shutdown norms.

As many as 250 officers (100 officers in Cuttack, 150 in Bhubaneswar) are supervising the overall arrangements and compliance of the guidelines.

According to police sources, as many as 68 check points including 25 points and Cuttack and 43 in Bhubaneswar have been set up for enforcing the shutdown movement regulations.

Shut Down In Cuttack
Strict enforcement of shutdown movement regulations in Cuttack

However, all the essential services including hospitals, nursing homes, medicine stores, grocery shops and milk booths are allowed to function as usual during the shutdown.

Here are few pictures of the strict enforcement of Covid-19 norms during the shutdown at various urban areas across Odisha:

Shutdown In Rourkela
Strict enforcement of shutdown movement regulations in Rourkela
Jeypore Shutdown
Roads wear a deserted look in Jeypore during weekend shutdown
Khordha Shutdown
Strict enforcement of shutdown movement regulations in Khordha

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