BREAKING: 2-day shutdown announced in this Odisha district

Sambalpur: To prevent spread of the deadly Coronavirus in Sambalpur, the administration today announced two-day shutdown in the entire district starting tomorrow (July 18).

Intra-district movement of public and private transport, closure of shops, commercial establishments and Government and private institutions and restriction on public movement will be ensured during the shutdown.

“Though spread of COVID-19 cases has been steady in Burla area under Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC), there is an urgent need to take preventive measures to check further transmission of the virus through active surveillance, contact tracing and social distancing,” said an order issued by the district administration.
In larger public interest, Collector Shubham Saxena today announced the 2-day shutdown throughout the district.
However, the following activities will be allowed:
  1. All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes including medicine stores and movement of Ambulance and all medical personnel.
  2. District (Emergency) and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services
  3. Central and State Government Officials on emergency duty
  4. Telecom services
  5. Petrol Pumps
  6. Print and Electronic Media
  7. Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers
  8. Electricity supply and distribution
  9. Movement of goods and good carriers, whether loaded or unloaded
  10. Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities
  11. Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and allied activities
  12. Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles
  13. Marriages and Funerals, with permission of local authority
  14. ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, Clearing Houses
  15. Dhabas along National and State Highways/ Major roads for takeaway only Milk booths
  16. LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, personnel
    and vehicular movement.

“Any deviation in this regard shall be viewed seriously and the violators will be prosecuted as per law,” the order reads.


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