Odisha government would force to impose lockdown once again if the guidelines issued in view of Covid-19 are not followed by people strictly, warned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday.
They requested the government to allow at least a procession of 100 people under strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
Thanking people for their cooperation during the second wave of COVID-19, CM Naveen warned that irresponsible Covid behaviour will only lead to a complete lockdown once again
The extended partial lockdown will come to an end at 6 am on August 1.
The Odisha government on Wednesday announced the extension of partial lockdown in the State by 14 days till July 16. While 20 districts with less than 5% positivity rate have been placed under Category A with greater relaxations, the remaining 10 districts are Category B districts.
Partial lockdown in Odisha will continue till July 16. While briefing media, Odisha Chief Secretary, Suresh Mohapatra stated that partial lockdown will continue till July 16th.
Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.
Though the COVID graph has dipped in many districts, the situation in Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Balasore and Jajpur are still far from satisfactory.
The Tea Vendors’ Association in Bhubaneswar on Monday took to streets and held a unique demonstration urging the Odisha government to allow them to do business during the lockdown.
Iron ore production in Odisha has dropped by over 31 million tonnes from 142 million tonnes in 2019-20 to 111 million tonnes in the 2020-21 financial year.
The partial lockdown will come into effect from June 17 (5 am) and will continue till July 1 (5 am).
The Odisha government has hinted at easing the restrictions as the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) continues to decline in the State.
During patrolling, the Laxmi Sagar police came across a large gathering in the slum and went to the spot to ascertain the reason behind the crowding during lockdown. During the course of inquiry, police unearthed the trade of the reptile's meat
In a heart-wrenching incident, two siblings were detained by the police when they were trying to abandon their ailing mother at a secluded place in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday.
"India's tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex."
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday granted permission to the Lingaraj Temple Trust to conduct Shital Sasthi festival of Lord Lingaraj with limited number of servitors.
With two major festival of Odia calendar- Savitri Brata and Raja- round the corner, garment traders in Odisha have urged the State government to ease the lockdown norms for a few hours a day to run their business for the festive season.
The weekend shutdowns will continue as usual starting 6 pm of Fridays till 5 am of Mondays. However, vaccination and testing for Covid-19 will continue as per the protocols laid out by the State Health Department at designated centres.
The Odisha government on May 30th announced the extension of the existing lockdown till June 17th. People coming from other States by any means shall have to produce Covid test report obtained within 48 hours before entering Odisha or final Vaccination certificate. People coming without such reports will have to undergo 7 days quarantine. Here are some of allowed and restricted activities.
In a major move, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the State-wide lockdown till June 17 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The 16-day extension of the curbs will come into effect immediately.
A day before the completion of the second phase of lockdown in Odisha, state Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Sunday announced that the ongoing lockdown would be extended further till June 17, 2021. Complete weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will continue as earlier, he said. The decision has been taken considering public safety in view of the rising cases of coronavirus.
With the state-wide lockdown ending on June 1, people are speculating if Odisha government will further extend the lockdown period for another two weeks. Given that the Test positivity rate (TPR) of the state is comparatively higher than the national rate, Odisha might come up with stricter restrictions to further tighten curbs on the COVID-19 spread. Here's what experts have to say on the present situation.
As Odisha continues to record between 6000 and 11000 cases even during the lockdown, health experts believe that the present situation is not conducive to relax the restrictions completely.
Odisha has already crossed its peak in the ongoing second wave of Covid19 infection last week and started showing a downward trend. However, in order to contain the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the State, lockdown should be extended
Odisha government is currently seeking expert opinion on lockdown extension in the state. Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Thursday (May 27) stated that the government is currently reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state and a decision regarding lockdown extension will be taken only after getting opinions of experts.