Bhubaneswar: Lockdown in Odisha extended till June 17. This was informed by State Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra.
While addressing the general public this evening, Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said that the lockdown has been extended across the State till 5 AM of June 17, 2021 (Thursday).
Apart from the lockdown restriction, the shutdown on weekends will continue, he said adding that the same attendance curbs remain for weddings and funeral ceremonies. Other restrictions imposed earlier would continue.
As the COVID positive rate has come down to 10 percent in three districts namely Sundergarh, Gajapati and Nuapada, the State government has relaxed the timing for purchasing essential items. These three districts will have 6-hour relaxation to buy essential items from 7 AM to 1 PM while it will be 7 AM to 11 AM in other districts.
The Chief Secretary further said that Covid vaccination and testing will also continue during the lockdown period.
The lockdown is primarily aimed at restricting the movement of persons. However, the movement of goods and goods carriers shall not be affected by the lockdown.
It is to be noted here that the lockdown is slated to end on June 1.