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Shutdown restrictions imposed in Odisha’s Cuttack city has been lifted

Cuttack:12/7/20: Shutdown restrictions imposed in Odisha’s Cuttack city has been lifted while the conditional opening of shopping malls has been allowed.

“Shopping malls are allowed to open subject to an undertaking for adherence of social distancing and norms of Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Measures,” an official order of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) said.

However, weekend shutdown restrictions and previous COVID-19 restrictions will remain in force in the city. Night curfew will be imposed from 7.00 PM to 5.00 AM daily.

As per an order of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), the following activities have been permitted in the city:

* All shops, whether wholesale or retail, are allowed to operate between 5.00 AM to 6.00 PM. However, this time restriction is not applicable to medicine shops.

* Inter-district movement of individuals for medical reasons or for activities as permitted by the competent authority.

* Petrol Pumps/Gas Agencies/Telecom Services are allowed to be functional with strict adherence of COVID-19 norms.

* All Govt. offices shall be opened with 50% of the employee strength as per the order of General Administration & Public Grievances Department, Govt. of Odisha.

* All restaurants/hotels are allowed to open with parcel/take away facility only.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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