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Jul 01, 2020
7:59AM

Complete lockdown in 10 districts of Odisha on weekends; Schools, educational institutions to remain closed till August 31

PTI
Odisha government has announced complete lockdown in ten districts on weekends in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. These districts are Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda. Night curfew will continue to remain in force, between 9 pm and 5 am, except for essential activities.
 
Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will remain closed for teaching purposes till August 31. State Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said cinema halls, theatres, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and other similar places will remain shut till the end of this month.
 
Similarly, Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will also be prohibited.
 
Hotels and restaurants are allowed to operate as per SOPs issued by Union Health Ministry. Dhabas along National and State Highways and Major roads will also be opened but for takeaway only.

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