ON shops, canteens, eateries to remain closed in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: In view of COVID-19 outbreak, the Odisha government has ordered that all ON shops across the state will remain closed from Friday.

“As per the directions issued by the Govt in GA & PG dept, in order to maintain social distancing in an effective way and to minimize and contain the spread of COVID-19, Excise Department ordered to close all ON shops immediately until further orders,” said a notification issued by the Excise department.

The state government has also ordered that all stand-alone restaurants, bars, coffee shops, canteens, eateries of all kinds where large number of people dine and congregate are to be closed immediately until further orders.

Further, all hotels are directed to maintain a social distance of 2 metres among guests in their in-house restaurants.

All public transports including taxi and auto rickshaws on hire inside the city limits of all Urban Local Bodies will be regulated to allow them on alternate days. Concerned authorities will enforce it.