Govt Issues New Guidelines for Zoos’s Reopening

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As per the newly issues guidelines for reopening zoos, the govt has capped the per day visitors’ number at 1500 for the large zoo. In a small zoo, 750 visitors per day will be allowed. On the other hand, the number of visitors has been capped at 300 per day for deer parks or min zoo.

Police Sizes Brown Sugar Worth Rs. 2 Lakh

On Thursday, Police seized brown sugar worth Rs. 2 lakhs in Aul area of Kendrapara district from a man. As per the report, when he was riding a scooter to Aul area from Patamundai. A police team interrupted hum at Patrapur bridge and caught red-handed. Police have interrogated and taken into custody.

Odisha Stands at No 2 Position for Molestation Cases

As per the Crime in India-2019 report by the NCRB- National Crime Records Bureau, in the state, the crime against women has increased at a greater rate. In the report, Odisha stands in the second position. In 2018, around 20,274 molestation cases were registered, but in 2019, it increased to 23,183.

COVID-19 Tests Crosses 49K Mark in Last 24 Hours

On Thursday, the Health and Family Welfare Department informed that a total of 49,645 COVID019 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours. As per the notification, that includes 41,459 of Rapid Antigen Tests. Besides, RT-PCR tests count for 8,075. On the other hand, 111 TrueNAT tests are conducted.

Govt Offices in Twin City to Run With 50 Percent Staff

As there is no significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the Twin City, the State government on Wednesday has advised all its offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to function with 50 percent staff for October. On the other hand, all the govt offices will remain closed on every Saturday.

Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill Passed in Odisha Assembly

On Wednesday, Odisha Assembly passed the Epidemic Diseases Bill, 2020. As per the report, the Bill has penalty provisions of up to 2 years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1 lakh to violate any law. The new Bill will help to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the state.

Bhubaneswar’s COVID-19 Tests Crosses 2.5 Lakh

On Thursday, the number of COVID-19 tests under the jurisdiction of BMC- Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has crossed 2.5 lakh mark. The COVID-19 test started in March, and by the end of September, the number has reached 2,54,160. That includes 86,463 Rapid Antigen, 77,817 RT-PCR tests, 627 TrueNAT tests, and 504 antibody tests.