Bhubaneswar (TF Bureau): Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unlock 4 has begun in Odisha. From today, there will be no night curfew and also no weekend shutdowns will be clamped in the State.
As per the fresh guidelines issued by the State government, there will be several relaxation given in the line of the government’s focus on saving both lives and livelihood.
Odisha Unlock 4 – Know What Will Open And What Will Remain Shut:
In areas outside the Containment Zones (not permitted):
Religious places, places of worship for public.
International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment complexes, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
Open-air theatres and similar places will be permitted to open with effect from September 21, 2020, as per MHA directive.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations.
Schools, colleges, universities, other educational/ training/ coaching institutions, anganwadis, etc will remain closed for the purpose of teaching till the end of Puja vacations in the month of October 2020.
However, conduct of examinations, evaluation and other administrative activities are permitted.
This apart, School and Mass Education Department or the Higher Education Department may permit up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/ tele-counselling and related work, in areas outside the Containment Zones from September 21 as per MHA standard operating procedure.
Meanwhile, there will be inter-State and intra-State movement of passenger buses.
“No restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons, private vehicles and goods including those for cross land-border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission or e-permit will be required for such movements,” the notification read.
In Containment Zones:
Local authorities shall demarcate containment zones, and in these areas, only essential activities would be allowed.
However, if required, restrictions on mobility, congregation, operation of shops and establishments, offices and other activities may be imposed in consultation with the Central Government, in order to contain the disease.