With the ongoing phase of the partial lockdown ending tomorrow (July 31), all eyes are now on the official announcement of the government regarding further relaxation of restrictions for the upcoming phase.
With uncertainty looming large over relaxation of curbs in Cuttack and Khordha, chances seem bleak for these two districts going for complete unlock because of unabating Covid-19 infections.
Many places across the country are currently reporting a spike in the number of daily infections. Odisha, on the other hand, is witnessing fluctuation in the virus transmission rate.
With the current phase of restrictions ending tomorrow morning, a new set of unlock guidelines have been issued by the Odisha government.
Odisha Chief Secretary on Thursday announced new #COVID19 lockdown/unlock guidelines and said that partial lockdown has been extended till 6 AM of August 1.
Sources said that the Covid situation has come under control in most of the districts with a drastic dip in the daily cases. Still, some coastal regions including Puri, Cuttack and Khurdha of which State Capital Bhubaneswar is a part, are still a reason for concern.
The Odisha Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of Covid infection in the State, till July 16 (6 am), informed the State Chief Secretary, Suresh Mohapatra.