Odisha govt allows operas & open air theatres with a ceiling

Odisha govt allows operas & open air theatres with a ceiling

of 2,000 persons

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (PTI) The Odisha government has
allowed holding of operas and shows in open air theatres
subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons, in its March guideline
issued to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The government has also allowed social congregations
on the occasion of marriage and funeral with a maximum of 500
persons with adherence to the COVID-19 safety measures. The
local authorities will verify whether the COVID safety
measures are being followed.

Seeking permission of the local authorities will be
mandatory for organizers to hold marriage, large gatherings,
social, and religious functions and jatra shows, the order
issued by the Special Relief Commissioner said.

Also, District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners
were directed to demarcate the containment zones in accordance
with the guidelines of MoHFW, Government of India and H&FW
Department of the Government of Odisha.

The SRC office issued the detailed guidelines for the
month of March where it is mentioned that the Containment
Zones will be notified by the respective District Collectors/
Municipal Commissioners and information will be shared with
MOHFW. The notification shall be uploaded by the District
Collector and by the state on their websites.

Awareness shall be created in communities on COVID-19
appropriate behaviour. Wearing of masks, maintaining social
distancing and provision of thermal scanning and use of hand
wash or sanitizer will be mandatory, the order said.

While all the medical colleges have been allowed to
reopen with effect from December 2, 2020, the authorities are
directed to follow all the SOPs and guidelines with respect to
social distancing and prevention of spread of epidemic issued
by the Central and state government, scrupulously.

The Department of School and Mass Education/ ST and SC
Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare
Department Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with
Disabilities are authorised to take appropriate decision with
regard to the date of re-opening of schools and hostels under
its control in respect of class 9 to 12 in a graded manner
observing necessary guidelines/ SOP developed for the purpose.

The department shall further develop detailed SOP for
the primary schools and decide on opening of such schools with
approval of the government.

Considering the present situation, the School and Mass
Education Department may allow conduct of intra-school class
promotion examination for class 9 and 11 giving the option of
online examination to the students with consent of their
parents/guardians, it said.

The Department of Higher Education is authorized to
take appropriate decision with regard to the date of re-
opening of Colleges/ Higher Education Institutions and Hostels
under its control superintendence/ supervision by following
the guidelines/ SOP issued by the Department UGC/
AICTE/Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

The Department of Skill Development and Technical
Education is authorized to take appropriate decision with
regard to the date of re-opening of Engineering Colleges and
other Technical Education/ Skill Development Institutions and
Hostels under its control superintendence/ supervision in a
graded manner in compliance with the guidelines/ SOP issued by
the Department UGC/AICTE/ Ministry of Home Affairs, Government
of India, it said.

Anganwadi Centres have been allowed to function
February 1, 2021.

Salons, spas, beauty parlours and barber shops shall
ensure all safety precautions, disinfection and sanitization
before and after service of each customer. The onus of
compliance to the guideline lies with the owner, who shall be
liable for any violation, which may lead to penal action
including closure/ sealing of the premises, it said.

There shall be no restriction on inter-state and
intra-state movement of persons, private vehicles and goods
including those for cross land-border trade under treaties
with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/ approval/
e-permit will be required for such movements PTI AAM
RG RG

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