Report by Basant Rath, Nabarangpur: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, district administration has imposed a lockdown of Nabarangpur and Umerkote town from 23rd March 7 am to 9 pm on 29th March 2020.
Emergency meeting was held at municipality conference hall here on Sunday evening, Nabarangpur collector Ajit Kumar Mishra, said that the order will remain in force in Nabarangpur and Umerkote town from 23rd to 29th March in the wake of COVID-19.
He said that the during the lockdown, essential services like hospitals, clinics, medical shops, grocery shops and restaurants (only takeaways and home deliveries) will be exempted from the lockdown. Also, shops selling vegetables, fish, meat, milk and bread will be open. Besides shops selling bakery products will be open, but selling of tea and other beverages on the same premises will be closed.
Other essential services like bus stands, administration, police, health, fire, electricity, water, municipal services, banks, ATMs and filling stations shall remain open along with private establishments that support the above services or are linked to the fight against coronavirus.