Bhubaneswar: As the COVID-19 lockdown ended yesterday, the Odisha Government has issued guidelines of Unlock-1 that began today.
Briefing mediapersons, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy today said the number of positive cases in the state will increase in coming days with huge number of migrants returning to the state through various means of communication. As many as 4,26,504 people have returned to the state so far through flights, trains and buses, he informed.
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In view of the possible rise in positive cases, the state Government has issued guidelines of Unlock-1, said the Chief Secretary.
Services to be restricted:
– Schools, colleges, other educational/ training/ coaching institutions will remain closed till July 31.
-Cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums and assembly halls will remain closed till June 30.
– Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations will be restricted till June 30.
-International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
Services to be allowed:
-Hotels will be allowed to operate up to 30% capacity. Restaurant service will be open only for in-house guests
-Restaurants and Hotels are permitted for home delivery/ takeaways of food
– Hospitals, medicines shops and other essential services allowed by the Centre in its Unlock-1 guidelines
The Chief Secretary said persons aged above 65 years, children aged below 10 years, persons with co-morbidities and pregnant women have been strictly asked to remain indoors because of their vulnerability.
Besides, DGP Abhay said movement of public will remain strictly prohibited between 7 PM and 5 AM throughout the state except essential activities. “People have become negligent following easing of lockdown. We will begin enforcement against people found violating mask-wearing and social distancing norms,” he added.