Section 144 imposed in all urban areas of this Odisha district

Keonjhar: Further tightening  restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19, the Keonjhar district administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in all urban areas and the adjoining Panchayats.

The administration issued the order following rise in daily positive cases in the district.

As part of the order, gathering of not more than five persons will be allowed at one place in these areas. Besides, the residents will have to mandatorily take permission from the local authorities for marriages and funeral related events.

Strict action will be taken against people violating the order, the administration warned.

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