No congregation at Odisha govt offices on New Year Day

Bhubaneswar: There will be no group movements/congregations at government offices across Odisha on the New Year Day (January 1, 2021), an official order of the General Administration & Public Grievance Department said today.

“Government issued advisories in order to adopt strict precautionary measures for prevention of spread of COVID-19 in the state. As a result, the situation has improved to a considerable degree which is required to be maintained in view of the renewed threat of infection through mutant variety of the virus,” the order said.

Keeping in view the above, group movements/congregations on the New Year Day, 1st Jan, 2021, shall be scrupulously avoided in Government Offices. The employees are encouraged to use virtual means for conveying new year greetings to colleagues and seniors in office premises. Social distancing shall be maintained at all times, the order added.

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