Odisha: These services to be exempted from 48-hour shutdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today announced complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack city and Bhadrak town for 48 hours from 8 PM of April 3 to 8 PM of April 5 in a bid to contain spreading of COVID-19 after coronavirus patients were detected in the areas.

All offices, shops and establishments in the above areas shall remain closed, except a) Hospitals, b) Police, Fire and Ambulance, c) Telecom services identified by Secretary, Electronics & IT Dept., d) Petrol pumps identified by respective Municipal Authorities, e) Railways and Airport for Cargo operation, f) Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/District Police, g) IT/ITES/Call Centers relating to COVID-19 management (other IT/ITES as identified by Secretary, E&IT Dept.), h) Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers of respective municipal authorities, i) Electricity supply and distribution, j) Medicine stores as identified by respective Municipal authorities/Drug Controller, and k) Movement of goods vehicles, loaded or unloaded.

Any violation of this order shall entail prosecution under the penal provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.

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