2-day shutdown to be imposed in this NAC of Odisha

Dhenkanal: The Dhenkanal Collector has decided to impose shutdown in Bhuban NAC area of the district from August 5 to 7 after 40 persons from the area tested positive for COVID-19 while most of them are local contact cases.

Intensive contact tracing and active surveillance will be carried out in Bhuban during the period.

The following activities will be allowed during the shutdown:

* All medical establishments i.e. hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, including medicine stores, movement of ambulances and all medical personnel.

* District and municipal administration/police/fire services.

* Central & State government officials on emergency duty.

* Telecom Services.

* Petrol Pumps.

* Print and Electronic Media identified by the DI & PRO/ District Police.

* Water supply, sanitation & sewerage workers.

* Electricity supply & Distribution.

* Movement of Goods & good carriers either loaded or unloaded.

* Industrial establishment, Factories and Construction activities.

* All Agriculture, Horticulture & fisheries, animal husbandry, veterinary services & allied activities, including procurement at mandis.

* Movement of road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles.

* Movement of Public Transport, private vehicles and taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber, etc) to and from airport, railway station and bus terminals/stands/stops, for facilitating the movement of passengers by air, rail and road.

* Marriages and Funeral with permission of the local authority.

* ATMs.

* Operation of the bus station and their associated offices, movement of associated personal and activities.

* Home delivery of food, groceries, vegetables and essential items by restaurants and aggregators.

* Dhabas along National and State Highways/ Major roads for takeaway only.

* Milk booths.

* Newspaper hawkers between 5 am and 8 am only.

* LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gases & associated activities, personnel and Vehicular movements.

* Banks, Insurance & Financial Institutions including service organizations to operate with not more than 25% of their manpower for essential banking transaction & ATM feeding agencies.

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