48-hour shutdown announced in this Odisha district

Bhadrak:  Following  detection of rising number of COVID-19 cases in Bhadrak district, the Collector announced shutdown in the entire district for 48 hours starting tomorrow.

The shutdown  will remain in force from 5 AM tomorrow till 5 AM of August 3.

In large public interest and to curb further spread of COVID-19, Collector Gyana Das announced the 48-hour shutdown. During the 48 hours, aggressive contact tracing, quarantine, testing and isolation as well as containment in the interest of health of general public will be carried out.

All other activities/institutions including all Government offices will remain closed with the following relaxations:

• All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, Including
Movement of Ambulance and all medical personnel.

• Medicine Store uoto 10 PM and Medical Store at DDH and CHC (24 x 7)
District and Municipal Administration/ Police/Fire Services • Central & State Government officials on emergency duty

• Telecom ATMs

• Petrol pumps

• Print and Electronic Media identified by SP, Bhadrak

•Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers

• Electricity supply and distribution

• Movement of goods and good carriers, whether loaded or unloaded

• Industrial establishments, factories and related construction activities

•Service sector industries, including IT/ITES, Hotel & Hospitality Units

• All Agriculture, Horticulture & Allied activities including opening of Fertilizers
and Pesticides Shops

• All Dairy, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Allied activities

• Movement of rail

•Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles

•Movement of Public Transport, private vehicles and taxi stand from railway station and bus stands, for facilitating movement of passengers by rail and road
subject to protection of valid documents.

• Marriages and funerals, with permission by Local police station.

• Safety and protection of vulnerable persons

• Movement of any person in case of medical or other emergency

•Operations of Railway Stations, Bus Terminals and their associated offices, movement of associated personnel and activities

• LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, personnel and vehicular movement.

• Tyre repairing shops at National Highway

Officials engaged in emergency duty or associated with essential public services will display a copy of office order issued by district administration/ head of office, on their vehicles / carry it along with them while moving out, the order issued by the Collector said.

“Any violation of this order will entail prosecution under the penal provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC,” the order reads.


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