The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation is all set to resume its bus service on 43 selected routes in the State with effect from July 6, tomorrow, the State-run carrier informed through its Twitter page on Monday.
Four days into the Odisha government’s order for partial relaxing Covid lockdown regulations in as many as 20 districts of the State under Category A which exhibited virus infection test positivity rate less than 5%, the most awaited bus service in such districts continues to remain off the limits.
With just two days before the expiry of the partial lockdown, the third phase of the pandemic curbs in Odisha this year, all eyes are now on the next move of the State government.
Even as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is yet to abate in Odisha, the State has now a fresh reason to worry. The State on Friday reported its first case of Delta Plus variant, a new mutant version of the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India.
The Odisha government has released a set of guidelines for international travellers (education purpose, for joining employment in foreign countries) and those who are participating in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
With Odisha government announcing partial relaxations to businesses to resume operations from 6 am to 5 pm daily except the weekends in as many as 17 districts, the Sundargarh Municipality authorities on Wednesday made a major declaration to motivate more and more people to take part in the vaccination drive to defeat Covid.
Odisha on Saturday recorded a slight dip in the number of daily Covid cases and the fatalities resulting due to the viral disease. As per the Health Department, the State has reported a total of 7729 new positives and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours.