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Night curfew, weekend shutdowns to remain in 4 districts

Bhubaneswar:31/7/20 Night curfew will continue from 9 pm to 5 am in the state for the month of August, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said in Friday.

The weekend shutdown will be imposed in four districts of Ganjam, Khurda, Gajapati, Cuttack and Rourkela Municipal Corporation till August 31.

On August 1 and 2, the shutdown will be enforced from 1 pm to 9 pm. All shops and activities can continue from 5 am to 1 pm, he said. The SRC further said that lockdown in containment zones has been extended till August 31.

Jena said that gyms will be allowed to open in the state from August 5. There will be no restrictions on inter-state movement of goods.

He said Collectors and municipal commissioners are empowered to impose restrictions if the situation so demands.

Religious institutions, cinema halls and theatres will remain closed for the public till August 31. Schools, colleges and teaching institutions will also remain closed till August 31.

Gyms will be allowed to open in the state from August 5.

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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