Shutdown to be imposed in this Odisha dist till July 31

Sambalpur: Shutdown will be imposed in Odisha’s Sambalpur district from July 22 to 31 for COVID-19 containment, an official order of the Collector said.

The shutdown will be imposed in two phases. The phase-I shutdown will be in force from July 22 to 25 while the phase-II shutdown will be imposed from July 26 to 31.

Phase-I shutdown:

During this period, intra-district movement of public and private transport, shops and establishments, government and private institutions and movement/assembly of people are restricted. No two-wheelers except for the exempted categories activities mentioned below will be allowed to ply during the period of shut down.

During the phase of shutdown, only the following activities shall be allowed:

* All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes including medicine stores and movement of ambulance and all medical personnel.

* District (Emergency) and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services/ Excise Officials/ Forest Officials.

* Central and State Government officials on emergency duty.

* Telecom services, petrol stations, print and electronic media, water supply, sanitation and sewerage workers, electricity supply and distribution.

* Movement of goods and good carriers, whether loaded or unloaded, industrial establishments, factories and construction activities.

* Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and allied activities.

* Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles.

* Marriages and Funerals with permission of the local authority.

* ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, Clearing Houses.

* Dhabas along National and State Highways/major roads for takeaway only.

* Milk booths, LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, personnel and vehicular movement.

Phase-II shutdown:

During this period, all shops & commercial establishments, offices and institutions shall remain closed and mobility of people restricted and no two-wheelers except for the exempted categories activities mentioned below will be allowed to ply:

* Defence, Central Armed Police Forces, Treasury with bare minimum staff, Central Government offices on emergency duty, Post Offices, Telecom Services including their maintenance offices and movement of associate personnel, National Informatics Centre, Early Warning Agencies including IMD, Reserve Bank of India and RBI regulated financial markets and entities like NPCI, CCIL, ATMs, Clearing Houses, payment system operators and standalone primary dealers, with bare minimum staff.

* Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions including Service Organisations to operate with not more than 25% of their manpower strength for essential banking transactions and ATM feeding agencies from 8 am to 2 pm.

* Cold storage, warehousing services and packaging units including their transportation.

* Deployment of private security services.

* Disaster Management establishments, State Government officials on emergency duty, District and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services/Government Officials on emergency duty/Forest Officials engaged in the protection of forest and wildlife/Excise Officials.

* All medical establishments including Govt. and private hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, including medicine stores. Movement of ambulances and all medical personnel including Doctors and Paramedics.

* Water supply, sanitation and sewerage workers. Power generation, transmission and distribution.

* Operations Railway Stations, Bus Terminals and their associated offices, movement of associated personnel and activities. Road transport and movement of transiting vehicles on highways. Movement of goods and goods carriers, whether loaded or unloaded. Movement of Public Transport, private vehicles and taxis to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals/stands/stops, for facilitating the movement of passengers by air, rail and road.

* Shops selling vegetables, grocery and milk between 6 am to 1 pm.

* Home Delivery of food, groceries, vegetables, egg, fish, meat and other essential items by restaurants and aggregators such as Zomato, Swiggy. OMFED. Hirakud Fresh etc.

* Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and allied activities.

* All industrial units, factories, mining operation and construction activities by Government Agencies.

* IT/ITeS units with bare minimum staff for critical operations.

* Dhabas along National and State Highways/major roads for takeaway only.

* Petrol stations, CNG Stations and LPG, including their bottling, distribution and retail outlets.

* Operations of e-commerce establishments such as Flipkart, Amazon etc. including their warehousing and delivery activities.

* Print and electronic Media identified by administration.

* Marriages and funerals, with permission of the local authority.

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