Four-day shutdown to be imposed in this Odisha district

Balangir: A four-day shutdown will be imposed in Odisha’s Balangir district from August 8 to 11 in view of the rising COVID-19 cases, an office order of the Collector said.

During the period, there will be a restriction on intra-district public and private transport while shops, government & private institutions will remain closed.

During the shutdown, only the following activities shall be allowed:

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

* District (Emergency) and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services.

* Central and State Government Officials on emergency duty.

* Telecom services.

* Petrol pumps.

* Print and Electronic Media.

* Water supply, sanitation and sewerage workers.

* Electricity supply and distribution.

* Movement of goods and good carriers, whether loaded or unloaded.

* Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities.

* Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, veterinary services and allied activities, including procurement at mandis.

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

* Marriages and funerals, with permission of the local authority.

* ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, clearing houses.

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

* Milk booths.

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