Night Curfew In 10 Odisha Districts To Begin From Today

Bhubaneswar: Night curfew to begin in 10 districts of the State from today. The night curfew has been imposed in view of the resurgence of Covid 19 cases.

As per the announcement made by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), the night curfew will be clamped in Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kahalandi, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Nabarangpur, Koraput, and Malkangiri districts.

The night curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am every day till further orders.

All shops, commercial establishments, offices, institutions and movement of individuals shall remain closed/ prohibited. However, emergency services will be permitted.

This restriction shall not apply to:

  • District and Municipal Administration/ Police/ Government Officials on duty
  • Doctors, Medical/ Paramedical Staff (Govt. & Private), ambulances and emergency health staff
  • Emergency workers of utilities such as Electricity, Fire Services, Telecom, Water, Railways and Airport, Transport services.
  • Staff of IT & ITeS Companies on production of their ID cards
  • Any person, in case of medical or other emergencies
  • Ownerl staff of Chemist shops
  • All industrial units
  • All construction activities
  • Movement of Public Transport, private vehicles and taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber, etc.) to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals/ stands/ stops, for facilitating movement of passengers by air, rail and road.
  • Operation of hotels and hospitality units, including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel
  • Dhabas along the National and State Highways/ Major roads for takeaway only
    Petrol pumps and CNG Stations
  • Print and Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/ District Police (with identity cards of respective media houses)
  • LPG distribution, home delivery of cooking gas and associated facilities, personnel and vehicular movement
  • Home Delivery of food, groceries, vegetables, egg, fish, meat and other essential items by restaurants and aggregators such as Zomato, Swiggy, OPOLFED, OMFED, Chilika Fresh etc.
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