Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra today clarified that all industries and related activities will continue without any restriction during night curfew and weekend shutdown while following the COVID guidelines strictly, said an official press communique.
All industries have been directed to do adequate provisions for checking the covid infection in their workplaces and campuses, the press communique added.
Worth mentioning, in view of the increasing trend in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the State and to break the chain of infections, the State government has imposed weekend shutdown in urban areas of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, and Malkangiri districts from today. Night curfew in these areas have been extended from 9 pm to 5 am to 6 pm to 5 am.
Besides, night curfew will be imposed in urban areas of all the remaining 20 districts including the cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from 9 pm to 5 am from today.