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Lockdown restrictions to continue in Twin Cities

Bhubaneswar:19/4/20: Strict lockdown restrictions will continue to be observed in the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack to contain the spread of COVID-19 till a review of the situation.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Sunday tweeted that while the agriculture sector is being cautiously opened up there will be not much change in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. He urged the Twin City denizens to continue observing lockdown restrictions and stay at home & be safe.

In a series of tweets, Twin City Police Commissioner Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi said: “The lockdown restrictions in place in Bhubaneswar City limits since 22 March will continue until further orders. So, please do not expect any change tomorrow, i.e. on 20 April. The situation is under review. We request citizens for their continued co-operation.”

The state government employees in Bhubaneswar will show identity card and letters from the head of the office mobilising for duty and the police will let them go. No vehicle pass is required for them, he said.

The IT & ITES Companies in Bhubaneswar are requested to continue with present Work from Home arrangement and function with a maximum of 25 % staff coming to office, the Police Commissioner said and added that they are required to show Company I cards and email as proof that they are part of the 25 % asked to come to the office.

As per MHA Order, all the Central Government employees in Bhubaneswar above the rank of Deputy Secretary will attend office. Others will be limited to 30 %.  They will be allowed to go to the office by showing identity cards. No vehicle pass is required, Sarangi further informed.191

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