We have not reached such a situation where there is a need for imposing lockdown or shutdown, says Bijay Mohapatra today
Putting an end to painful experience of months of lockdown crisis, private buses will soon ply on the roads across Odisha from July 19 (Monday). State Private Bus Owners’ Association Secretary Debendra Sahu announced the same after a crucial meeting with Odisha government.
All departments of the Government of Odisha and other Sub-ordinate Offices in the State have been asked to function with full strength of employees with effect from 16th July, 2021 until further orders, a notification issued by the GA department said.
Despite Odisha government allowing resumption of bus services across the state from today after several weeks of pandemic lockdown restrictions, private bus owners have however refused to normalise the operations until reaching an agreement with the government on fulfilment of demands.
With the current phase of restrictions ending tomorrow morning, a new set of unlock guidelines have been issued by the Odisha government.
Odisha Government is planning to waive tax for private bus owners in the State
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.
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.
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.
The ‘Work From Home’ policy that has been adopted by the corporate world ever since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic has now turned out to be a situation much less impressive and productive than expected now even though it promised to be a win-win state of affairs during the first wave of the virus surge.
The All Odisha Gym Owner's Association has urged the State government to allow opening of gyms in the State by issuing a proper Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as the fitness industry has been suffering from severe financial crisis.
Here are the list of services that will be remain operational and suspended during the partial unlock period.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha government has clarified that all agriculture, horticulture and allied activities will remain fully functional without any restricted time limit as has been allowed for essential activities in all the districts of the State during the lockdown imposed in wake of the second wave of Covid-19.
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.
The Odisha government has once again extended the State-wide lockdown restrictions in the State for 16 more days till June 17 in order to further contain the cases of Covid infections.
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.
The Odisha government on Saturday clarified that there will be no physical classroom teaching in any universities or colleges but only online classes will resume after the end of summer vacation next week.
Keeping in mind a possible rush in markets in the wake of an approaching cyclonic storm "Yaas', the Odisha government has allowed grocery shops, OMFED booths and shops dealing with food and essential items, vegetables, fish, meat & egg to open between 7 AM and 1 PM on Monday (May 24) and Tuesday (May 25).
Amid call for strict adherence to lockdown, a man was arrested in Bhubaneswar for creating and selling fake lockdown passes.