Mayurbhanj: In view of COVID-19 pandemic, Mayurbhanj administration has ordered the closure of weekly haats in the entire district from today till August 31.
The Odisha government has empowered Collectors and District Magistrates to take all such measures as are necessary to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in their respective jurisdictions.
Many instances of non-essential movement of people and gatherings in the weekly haats in the district has been noticed. Such movement/ gatherings may result in the spread of COVID-19 and are threats to public life and safety. Following this, the administration announced the closure of weekly haats.
In exercise of the powers vested under the Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, Mayurbhanj District Collector being the Empowered Officer ordered that — All weekly haats (both Urban & Rural) in the district shall remain closed till 31.08.2020.