Announcing the guidelines for Unlock-3, the Odisha Government today declared continuance of night curfew across the State from 9 pm to 5 am till August 31.
It also announced that yoga centres and gyms would reopen from August 5.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions would continue to remain closed, but examinations would be conducted. Penalties for various Covid-19 norms violations would be hiked. Not wearing mask would attract a penalty of Rs 1,000 for first two violations and Rs 5,000 for subsequent ones.
This apart, weekend shutdown would be imposed in Khordha, Ganjam, Gajapati, Cuttack districts and the Rourkela Municipal Corporation area during August. However, the shutdown would be in force from 1 pm on August 1 and 2.
A congregation of more than over 50 people, including bride and groom, at a marriage ceremony would attract a fine of Rs 10,000 with sealing of the venue.
A penalty of Rs 1,000 would be imposed on the head of an office or owner for social distancing violations at a workplace or a shop. The establishment would be sealed for a week for first violation and for a month for repeat violations.
Auditoriums, sports and cultural complexes, cinema halls, swimming pools would remain closed till August 31. Religious, political and cultural gatherings are also prohibited during this period.
Government offices shall function with 50% manpower.
There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-state movement of goods and private vehicles. No permission/ approval e-permit passes will be required for such movements.
Inter-State and intra-State movement of passenger buses shall be regulated by the Transport Commissioner.