Odisha Lockdown extended till July 16; More relaxations announced

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today extended the COVID-19 lockdown in the state till 6 am of July 16.

As many as 20 districts with less than 5% test positivity rate have been included in Category-A and rest 10 districts– Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj– in Category-B.

All shops except shopping malls and spas will remain open from 6 am to 6 pm in 20 Category-A districts. Bus services will be allowed in Category-A districts while there will be no weekend shutdown in these 20 districts. Salons will also be allowed to open in the districts.

In Category-B districts, all shops except malls and spas will be allowed to open from 6 am to 2 pm. Weekend shutdown will continue in these 10 districts. Bus services have not been permitted in the districts. Salons will also be allowed to open in Category-B districts.

Night curfew will continue across the state. Educational and religious institutions will continue to remain closed.

Restrictions on weddings and funerals will continue across the state.

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