Odisha extends lockdown till June 1


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday extended the lockdown period till June 1.

Chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra announced that the lockdown period will be extended till June 1 (5 am).

Weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will continue during the period.

The window of relaxation during weekdays during morning hours narrowed from 6 to 4 hours. People are allowed to purchase essential commodities from 7 am to 11 am.

Odisha had imposed lockdown from May 5 to May 19 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

During the extended lockdown, only 25 persons are allowed to attend the marriage function. For thread ceremonies/cremation/last rites, only 20 persons are allowed.

Community feast has been banned. Only distribution of packaged food is allowed during the functions.

On Monday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that a 3-month house-to-house survey (for Covid symptoms and co-morbid conditions) by ASHAs and AWWs will be launched beginning 24th May.

An amount of Rs 10,000 per Gaon Kalyan Samiti will be sanctioned for undertaking Covid related activities at village level involving the community.