Govt of Odisha announced the Unlock extension: Know the details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government had announced to continue the Weekend shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Puri & Cuttack during August’21 because of the extensive Covid positive cases in these areas. Night Curfew to remain in force across the State between 8 pm & 6 am from August 1 to September 1, in 10 districts -Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj announces SRC Pradeep Jena.

Know the details:

+ Malls, cinema halls, operas, jatra and open-air theatre will reopen with 50% audience capacity.

+ Restaurants, Bars and Dhabas will resume business with 50 per cent seating capacity.

+ People above 18 years visiting these establishments in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri will have to produce COVID double dose vaccination certificates.

+ Sea beaches, parks will also remain open. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and use of hand sanitiser is mandatory.

+ Daily and weekly markets will remain open with strict adherence to COVID protocol.

+ Street vendors will be allowed with on-spot eating in compliance with the COVID protocol.

+ Aahaar Kendras can operate normally with on-spot eating.

+ Indoor amusement centres, entertainment/theme/water parks, merry-go-round, Meena Bazaar and related activities and similar places will remain open.

+ Museums, tourist places, zoos and archaeological monuments are allowed to open with COVID protocols.

+ Two-wheelers with pillion riders and four-wheelers, autorickshaws and taxis, including those by aggregators like Ola and Uber are allowed with seating capacity only.

+Inter-state and intra-state public transport will remain functional with seating capacity only.

+ All educational institutions, including coaching, will function in accordance with the guidelines issued by respective departments.


District collectors & municipal commissioners are authorised to take a call on opening of religious institutions depending on local situation. Offering prasad in the temple prohibited. The 25 ceiling on guests at weddings and 20 for funerals and thread ceremonies will continue.