Berhampur, June 14 (LocalWire): Worried over the spurt of Covid-19 cases in Ganjam, the district administration on Sunday extended the curfew period from the existing 12 hours per day to 19 hours till the end of June.
People of the district are only allowed to venture out of the houses from 7 am to 12 noon, for essential purposes, while shops are permitted to open during the period.
Presently the administration allows the people to go outside for various activities for 12 hours in the day from 7 am to 7 pm, while imposing the night curfew from 7 pm to the next day at 7 am.
The weekend shut down imposed by the government on Saturday and Sunday will be continued as usual till June 30 in the district along with the lockdown on other days, sources said.
The district has recorded 684 Covid-19 cases so far.
“We have decided to extend the lockdown period to contain the possibilities of community spread,” said district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
During the lockdown period, essential services like medicine shops are allowed to open, while vehicles from railway stations and hospitals are also allowed.
Banks and government offices will function as usual.
People are allowed to carry out livelihood projects like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, agriculture-related works, he added.
The transport services, including motorbike, car, and bus services are prohibited ply during the period, he said.