"Also, the revised guidelines talked about congregations and gatherings which were earlier banned in schools. According to the new advisory, schools may celebrate events and hold gatherings according to SOPs issued by the state. States and UTs have also been advised to evolve SOPs for safe conduct for group activities and events," she added.
The Odisha government will slowly lift lockdown restrictions in a phased manner if the current trend of Covid-19 positivity rate persists in its downward curve in the next few days. Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra made the statement while addressing reporters on Saturday.
In a major revelation which is expected to provide the much-needed succour to people in Odisha ravaged by the second wave of Covid19 pandemic, the Health Department on Sunday said that the infection curve in the State has crossed its peak and started to decline.