Odisha government's ban on the sale and use of firecrackers as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus has left thousands of traders in dire straits.
The travel advisory that imposed additional checks and quarantine on those arriving from the UK has been relaxed by the Union Health Ministry
As per the new guidelines, special night curfew restrictions will come into effect in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for 10 days from 8 pm to 5 am (instead of the earlier 10 pm to 5 am) between October 11 and October 20. All markets and other commercial establishments will be allowed to operate till 8 pm daily during these 10 days till October 20 in both the cities.
District administrations, police commissionerates and local authorities shall ensure strict compliance with the state directives of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
Artistes under the aegis of Odisha Music Artistes Welfare Association sung songs along the streets in the Capital city as mark of protest and submitted a memorandum of demands addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Culture and Tourism Minister and Special Relief Commissioner.
As the third wave threat of COVID19 looms large over Odisha, the experts call for no relaxation in lockdown norms as the festive season could increase the infection rate
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday to review the COVID-19 situation in Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur.
The guidelines framed by the Odisha government allowing markets to open for just 4 hours has largely affected the sale of vegetables.
Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.
Phulbani: Police on Thursday conducted flag march in Baliguda town under Kandhamal district ahead of Christmas celebrations scheduled to begin on midnight of 24 December. Speaking about the preparations by the administration, Sub-Collector of Kandhamal, Subhankar Mohapatra said, “We have had a discussion with all the stakeholders, right from the block level to the district […]