Under the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, the state govt has now withdrawn the weekend shutdown and night curfew from the state in order to stabilize the state’s economic condition. However, as per the report, the containment zones will remain under strict lockdown guidelines until 30th September. It may be noted that shutdown was imposed in Gajapati, Khurdha, Rourkela, Ganjam, and Cuttack.
Govt Reopens Konark Sun Temple
After remaining close for around five months, the state govt has re-opened the Sun Temple at Konark. The govt has taken the step after a detailed discussion with the ASI- Archaeological Survey of India authorities. However, there will be a cap for the number of visitors, and they will be allowed to enter after the thermal screening.
Central Teams to Visit Odisha To Analyze COVID-19 Condition
On Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken a decision to central teams to 4 states, including Odisha. All the states are now suffering from a sudden rise in COVID-19 positive cases. On the other side, the mortality rate is also increasing. The team will help the states to contain the virus by guiding them in proper COVID-19 management.
Twin City’s Govt Offices to Run With 50% Staff
Issuing some fresh guidelines on Monday related to the functioning of govt offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the govt has advised operating with 50 percent staff till the end of September. Besides, all the government offices will remain close on Saturday throughout the state. The Head of Offices will decide about the selection of employees who will work in the offices.
Odisha Witnesses Its Highest COVID-19 Single Day Recoveries
On Monday, the state witnessed another highest single day COVID-19 recoveries as 4053 patients recovered from the virus. With this, the total recoveries in the state have gone up to 77,286. For the first time, the state has registered more than 4000 recoveries in 24 hours. On the other hand, the total active cases are 25,758.
UG and PG Exams in the States to Be Held by September End
After a high-level meeting, the Odisha Higher Education department has informed that Under Graduate and Post Graduate’s final semester examinations will be conducted by 30th September. As per the report, the exams will be held based on the guidelines of the UGC- University Grant Commission in an open book, offline, online, and other different prescribed ways.
Flood Victims to Get 50KG of Rice and Rs. 500
After analyzing the flood condition in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced several assistance for flood victims. Families of affected or submerged villages will get 50KG of rice along with Rs. 500 immediately. On the other hand, the displaced people will get cooked food or dry food during their stay in the shelters.