Congregation restricted to 7 persons in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the country, the State Government has restricted congregation of more than seven persons at any place in the State.

The General Administration (GA) and Personal Grievances (PG) Department issued an order in this connection on Friday.

Besides, all stand-alone restaurants, bars, coffee shops, canteens, eateries of all kinds where a large number of people dine and congregate are to be closed immediately until further orders.

Further, all hotels have been directed to maintain a distance of two metre among guests in their in-house restaurants. All hotels and restaurants have been advised to encourage the customers or guests to take takeaways.

“All public transports including taxis and auto rickshaws on hire inside the city limits of all the urban local bodies will be regulated to allow them on alternate days,” the order said.

“All markets, shopping complexes, village haats will be regulated to allow only sale of food items including groceries, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, egg and other essential conveniences and daily need items,” it said.

These restrictions are purely temporary in nature and will be reviewed on a dynamic basic and suitable moderation shall be exercised depending on the situation, it added.

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