Cuttack: All shops and business establishments in the entire Cuttack city will shut down their shutters from 2 PM everyday starting May 3. This will continue for 15 days till May 18.
The development came after Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) approved the recommendation of traders’ associations regarding the restricted operation timings of shops and business establishments.
Accordingly, all shops and other commercial establishments in the city will remain open till 2 PM everyday from May 3 to 18. After that, only medicine shops and other essential services will be allowed to operate.
Keeping view of the steep spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the city in the last couple of days, different traders’ association gave the proposal to the CMC and the latter has welcomed the decision, said CMC Commissioner Ananya Das to Sambad English. .
On April 28, Director of Health Service Bijay Mahapatra cautioned that community transmission like situation has aroused in the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Yesterday, the city reported 286 fresh cases, out of which 137 were local contact cases.