Bhubaneswar: Lockdown in all districts of Odisha will come into force from midnight of March 24 to midnight of March 29 due to coronavirus outbreak.
However, several essential services will be exempted from the ambit of the lockdown. Services such as hospitals, clinics, patholabs, medicine stores shall remain open while police, health, electricity, water supply, municipal service and agencies working for COVID-19 shall continue during the lockdown period.
Banks, ATMs and petrol pumps shall remain open during the period. Banks have been told to manage offices with 10% employees with guidance of the Collectors. Banks have already been instructed to maintain enough cash in their ATMs.
Shops dealing with fruit, milk, bread, biscuits, bakery, grocery, vegetables, fish, meat will remain open. Milk booths (without tea, coffee and other beverages) shall also remain open.