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Shutdown Restrictions Lifted In Cuttack City, Malls Allowed To Open With Conditions

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Sunday announced to lift the extended shutdown which was earlier clamped in the city following a sudden rise in Covid-19 cases last week.

As per a notification, the shutdown restrictions will be lifted from tomorrow. “After reviewing the current situation, Cuttack Municipal Corporation has decided to lift the Shutdown restrictions imposed in silver city from tomorrow. However, CMC also stated that weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will continue in the city till July 31,” the CMC notification read.

Here is the list of permitted activities

All shops whether wholesale or retail will be allowed to operate between 5 AM to 6 PM.

Night curfew will be in force from 7 PM to 5 AM.

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Inter-District movement of individuals for medical reasons or for activities as permitted by the competent authority.

Government offices will open with 50% occupancy.

Petrol Pumps/ Gas Agencies/ Telecom Services are allowed to be functional with strict adherence of COVID-19 norms.

Shopping malls are allowed to open subjected to an undertaking for adherence of social distancing and norms of infection prevention control (IPC) measures.

All restaurants/Hotels are allowed to open with parcel/take away facility only.

Prohibited Activities:

Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions, etc. are not allowed to open. However, online/ distance learning have been exempted.

Hospitality services other than those used for housing health/ police/Government officials/ healthcare workers, stranded persons including tourists and quarantine facilities.

All cinema halls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings. However, marriage with maximum 50 people and funeral with maximum 20 people will be allowed based on prior permission.

All religious places/ places of worship will remain closed for the public. Public gathering for religious works is strictly prohibited.

Vehicular Movement:

Movement of vehicles is allowed under certain conditions:

Taxis and cab aggregators with 1 driver and 2 passengers only. Four-wheeler vehicles can carry only 2 passengers.

Trains and inter-state/inter-district buses are allowed to move.

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