Shutdown in Khurda sub-division from 2 pm to 6 am till June 30
Khurda: All shops, market complexes except medicine shops and petrol pumps will remain closed from 2 pm to 6 am in Khurda sub-division in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, according to an order issued by District Collector Sitanshu Kumar Rout on Tuesday.
The order will come into force with immediate effect and will be applicable till June 30.
“All shops, market complexes except medicine shops and petrol pumps are hereby shut down from 2 pm to 6 am. However, the shops are allowed to open from 6 am to 2 pm every day (except weekend shutdown period), observing all social distancing norms,” said the order.
The shop owners will be liable for criminal proceedings under Section 188 of IPC if there is any violation of social distancing norms inside and outside their shop premises.
The order said that in spite of the order issued on June 13, there had been gathering at different shops, markets and market complexes, violating the social distancing norms in both rural and urban areas and there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in most of the blocks/Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) under Khurda district.