No shutdown in Odisha due to JEE Main, NEET 2020


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday said there will be no lockdown or shutdown in the entire state from August 30 to September 7 and on September 12-14 to facilitate free movement of JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 candidates.

The National Testing Agency is scheduled to conduct the NEET on Septemeber 13 and JEE examinations between September 1-6.

“The State Government do hereby direct that there will be no lockdown or shutdown in force in the entire State from 30.8.2020 to 07.09.2020 and from 12.9.2020 to 14.9.2020 to facilitate free movement to the candidates & their guardian, examination personnel and staff/ representatives of the service providers and logistics requirements connected thereto for smooth conduct of the JEE (MAIN) 2020 and NEET (UG)-2020 in the State,” said an order of Special Relief Commissioner.

However, the regulations for observance of COVID-19 protocols, such as social distancing, wearing of mask, no spitting in public place, etc. shall be strictly followed.