June 19, 2021

Lockdown extended in Odisha

NFTV: Bhubaneswar: Today the state government extended the lockdown in Odisha, because of the surging number of COVID-19 cases. The state government has decided to extend the lockdown to June 1st.

In this context, the Chief Secretary of Odisha addresses a media briefing and he said, the Government reduced the time period for the opening of essential commodity shops by two hours between 7 AM and 11 AM.

Marriages will be permitted with approval from local authorities with not more than 25 persons and in the case of funerals and last rites, the number of persons participating shall not be more than 20 including hosts, guests, priests, and catering, and other support staff. Under no circumstances, the number of participants shall exceed the ceiling for the entire event.