Shutdown extended for 7 days in this municipality of Odisha

Balasore: Shutdown in Jaleswar Municipality area of Odisha’s Balasore district has been extended for another seven days for COVID-19 containment, an official order of the District Collector said.

The shutdown, which was initially imposed from 5 am of July 20 to 5 am of July 27, has been extended till 5 am of August 3 with the following exemptions:

* Milk booths/shops and medical stores/shops shall be allowed to open 24×7.

* Vegetables vending and grocery shops shall be allowed to open from 6 AM to 12 noon only.

* Banks shall be allowed to open from 8 AM to 12 noon with 50% of staffers, and customer services shall be provided from 8 AM to 11 AM.

* Ambulance, Fire service, drinking water and power supply shall be permitted with limited personnel.

* Sanitization and COVID related works shall be permitted.

* Electronic/Print Media (as would be decided by SP, Balasore).

In a related development, Karua panchayat under Basta block of the district has been declared as a containment zone after five persons of the area tested positive for COVID-19.

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