Cyclone Yaas: Shops allowed to operate from 7 am to 1 pm for 2 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today decided to allow shops to operate from 7 am to 1 pm on May 24 and May 25 in 10 districts in order to give more time to people for buying essential items before the impact of cyclonic storm Yaas.

“Street corner/ roadside shops / standalone shops/ OMFED shops/ milk booths dealing with milk/ milk products/ bread and shops dealing with food and essential items, vegetables, fish, meat, egg and milk are allowed to operate between 7.00 AM and 1.00 PM on 24th May 2021 (Monday) and 25th May 2021 (Tuesday) in 10 districts namely Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Puri, Jajpur, Cuttack and Khordha,” an official order of the state government said.

The shops were earlier allowed to remain open between 7 am and 11 am on weekdays due to COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

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