Khurda: With the beginning of Unlock 2.0, the district administration has come up fresh guidelines for the entire Khurda sub-division with immediate effect.
The second phase of unlocking has commenced in the State from today and will remain in force till July 31. During the phase, some few restrictions have been imposed in the entire Khurda sub-division by the Collector due to rise in COVID-19 positive cases.
However, the restrictions will there till July 15.
“Opening of different shops, daily markets and market complexes after the weekend shutdown may result in large social gatherings/ congregations at various shops. This will lead to further contamination and spreading of COVID-19 in various areas of the district. Hence, the restrictions have been imposed in the interest and spread of general public,” said a communique issued by the district Collector.
Here’re the restrictions:
(1) All the shops, market complexes except medicine shops, petrol pumps and cooking gas are hereby shut down from 7 PM to 5 AM every day.
(2) However, shops are allowed to open from 5 AM to 7 PM every day (except weekend shutdown period) adhering to social distancing norms.
(3) Shop owners will be liable for criminal proceeding under Section-188 of IPC (45 of 1860), if there will be any violation of social distancing norms inside and outside their shop premises.
Worth mentioning, Khordha is among the 10 districts that come under Zone-1.