Bhubaneswar:7/8/21: The Weekend Shutdown imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri has been relaxed on August 15 (Sunday) up to 11 am.
The decision was taken to allow the citizens to unfurl National Flag at their premises with less than 10 persons adhering to all safety protocols, such as social distancing, wearing masks, and proper sanitisation.
In other places, except Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri town, the citizens shall unfurl National Flag at their premises subject to condition that not more than 20 persons shall be congregated at any place with strict adherence of all COVID-19 safety protocols.
The state level and district level functions for hoisting of National Flag will be organised as per circulars and guidelines issued by Government in Home Department, sated the order.
However other Government offices may celebrate the function with not more than 10 staffs in towns of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri and with not more than 20 staffs in other places of the State.
All Covid appropriate behaviour such as physical distancing, use of face masks and hand hygiene shall be followed by one and all during the celebration, sated the order.