Odisha completes its first phase of lockdown on 19th May at 5 am. S.C Mohapatra, the state’s chief secretary, announced that the state would undergo a second stage of lockdown till 1st June thereon. The state will observe a complete weekend shutdown. Only hospitals and medical shops are permitted to operate. Five hours of relaxation from 6 am to 11 am will be given for purchasing essential items. The Odisha lockdown news made the people of Odisha prepare for the next few days.
The government has also limited the number of attendees in a wedding from 50 to 25 people. Only 20 people can attend thread ceremonies or funerals. The guests will be given off packet foods in the functions. The bus services will also remain on hold till 1st June.
Continuous Odisha lockdown news
The continuous Odisha lockdown news and the weekend shutdowns seem to improve the covid situation of the state. The second phrase has increased its restrictions more than the first phrase.
The rise in the covid cases has urged the Odisha government to impose a lockdown on the Jagannath temple till 15th June. The Odisha lockdown news consists of the Jagannath temple not letting in any devotees since 5th May spread all over the country. The members of the temple are not allowed to enter the premises. The daily rituals are being continued with the help of the administration officials of the temple.
The daily rituals and the annual programs such as the Ratha Yatra, Chandan Yatra, and Snan Yatra are being affected by the spread of Covid among the members. Though Covid cases continue to increase, the Chandan Yatra began on Saturday following the protocols of Covid. The preparation of the Ratha yatra starts from the day of Chandan Yatra.
The Yaas cyclonic storm passed the Odisha-West Bengal coasts on 26th May. The Odisha government allowed the shops to remain open on 24th and 25th May. People were permitted to buy more essential items before the impact of the cyclone. The government has appointed a rescue team.
S.C Mohapatra took the initiative
S.C Mohapatra took the initiative to evacuate vulnerable places. Shops were allowed to remain open for a longer duration before the cyclone approaches. New cases of more than 10,000 per day have continued to rise. People can board personal vehicles and autorickshaws for emergencies. The government has asked the state for an extension of the lockdown to curb the increase of cases.
Colleges and educational institutes continue to observe closure until further notice. Western Odisha districts bordering Chattisgarh have reported a decline in the covid rates. The continuous lockdown is showing a positive result on the state.