Bhubaneswar: Special Commissioner for Relief (SRC) Odisha has released a clarification regarding the timing of the weekend shutdown in urban areas of the state due to the COVID-19 situation.
“In response to certain questions from the media, it is hereby clarified that the Friday evening curfew continues until 5 am Saturday, then the weekend closure continues from Saturday to Monday morning in all urban areas of the state. No one should interpret it otherwise. Indeed, the restrictions continue from Friday evening to Monday morning at 5 am, ”the SRC said in a statement.
During the weekend, all activities must be closed except the following:
. All medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, including drug stores, ambulance movement, and all medical personnel.
. District and municipal administration / police / fire departments.
. Central and state government officials on emergency service.
. Telecommunications services.
. Gasoline pumps.
. Distribution of LPG, home delivery of cooking gas and associated installations, associated personnel and vehicle traffic.
. Print and electronic media identified by the district police station / police.
. Water supply, sanitation and sewer workers.
. Supply and distribution of electricity.
. Movement of goods and freight carriers, whether loaded or unloaded.
. Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities.
. Agriculture, horticulture, fishing, animal husbandry, veterinary services and related activities, including purchases in Mandis.
. Service sector industries, including IT / ITeS, Hospitality and Hospitality units. Operation of hotels and hospitality units, including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel.
. Circulation of rail and air transport.
. Road transport on the motorway, road traffic of vehicles in transit.
. Moving public transport, private vehicles and taxis (including taxis from aggregators like Ola, Uber, etc.) to and from airports, train station and bus terminals / stations / stops, to facilitate the movement of passengers by plane, train and road
. Weddings and funerals, with permission from local authorities
. ATMs and critical financial institutions like RBI, clearing houses.
. Operation of airports, railway stations, bus stations and their associated offices, movement of personnel and associated activities.
. Home delivery of food, groceries, vegetables and essentials by restaurants and aggregators such as Zomato, Swiggy, etc.
. Dhabas along national and national highways / main roads take out only.
. Milk booths and related activities.
. Food and grocery stores such as Reliance Fresh, Big Bazaar, Chilika Fresh and others for home delivery only.
. Newspaper vendors between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. only.