The Odisha government on Wednesday decided to extend the period of partial lockdown implemented due to Covid-19 till July 1.
Along with this, the state has been divided into two categories on the basis of the number of infection cases, the senior official said.
Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra said that the restrictions implemented earlier will now continue till 5 am on July 1. He informed that the weekend lockdown on Saturday and Sunday will also be applicable in the entire state till the end of this month.
The official said that 17 districts in the southern and western parts of the state have been categorized as ‘A’ and the infection rate in these districts is five percent or less, while the other 13 districts in the coastal region have been kept in ‘B’ category. .
Mohapatra said that the state border with Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand has been opened.
This decision has been taken in view of the decreasing cases of Covid-19 in neighboring states, but restrictions on the border of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh will remain in force as before