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Odisha Government issued guidelines for Unlock-3 in the state

Bhubaneswar:31/7/20: The Odisha Government today issued guidelines for Unlock-3 in the state. Here are the activities permitted and prohibited till August 31.

Regulation of activities in areas outside the Containment Zones:

The following establishments/activities will continue to remain closed until 31st August.

(i) Religious places/places of worship for the public.

(ii) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.

(iii) Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment complexes, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

(iv) Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

(v) Schools, colleges, other educational training/coaching institutions, anganwadis, etc. will remain closed for the purpose of teaching till 31 August. However, the conduct of examinations, evaluation, and other administrative activities shall be allowed.

(vi) Yoga institutes/centers and gymnasiums will be allowed to function from 5th August subject to SOP to be issued by MOHFW, GOI.

Night Curfew

All shops, commercial establishments, offices, institutions, and movement of individuals shall remain closed/ prohibited between 09.00 PM to 05.00 AM throughout the State, except for essential activities.

This restriction shall not apply to:

• District and Municipal Administration/ Police Government Officials on duty.

• Doctors, Medical/ Paramedical Staff (Govt. & Private), ambulances and emergency health staff.

• Emergency workers of Utilities such as Electricity, Telecom, Water Supply, Railways and Airport Staff of IT & ITS Companies on production their ID cards.

• Any person, in case of medical or other emergencies.

• Owner/ staff of chemist shops.

• All industrial units.

• All construction activities.

• Movement of public transport, private vehicles and taxis (including cabs by aggregators like Ola, Uber, etc.) to and from airports, railway station and bus terminals/ stands/ stops, for facilitating the movement of passengers by air, rail and road.

• Operation of hotels and hospitality units, including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel.

• Dhabas along National and State Highways/ major roads for takeaway only.

• Petrol pumps and CNG Stations.

• Print and Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/ District Police.

Weekend Shutdown will be imposed in Khordha, Ganjam, Gajapati, Cuttack districts, and Rourkela Municipal Corporation area.

During the shutdown, all activities shall be closed except the following.

• All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medicine stores movement of the ambulance, and all medical personnel.

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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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