School and mass education minister S R Dash, in a statement, said the decision was taken after officials visited various primary schools across the state and held discussions with tthe stakeholders.
Cultural gatherings/programmes including melodies, orchestra, jatra, opera, classical, folk and other dance forms, open air theatres, drama, street plays and other such performances will be allowed
The long wait for darshan of the Trinity came to an end as the doors of Sri Jagannath Temple were opened for all on Monday.
Announcing fresh guidelines, Special relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said malls, restaurants, bars, cinema halls and theaters are allowed to open with a regulated number of customers
The decision to resume classroom teaching for the two classes was made keeping in mind the problems faced by students in online mode due to poor internet connectivity.
Though the TPR in the State has come down from 5% to 3% in the last 15 days, the situation in the three coastal districts of Cuttack, Khurda, and Puri has not improved proportionately.
This is for the second year when the state government prohibited the 'Bol Bom Jatra' with the possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 looming large this time.
The administration imposed curbs across the 3-km long Grand Road from Shree Jagannath Temple to Sri Gunducha Temple where all activities excluding medical emergencies are prohibited.
The state released orders to relax lockdown restrictions with a different set of relaxations for various districts based on their test positivity rates and case growth.
Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra said the the weekly shutdown will no more be imposed in the Category A districts, but it will continue in the rest 10 districts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Some of the more populous coastal districts are still in the red zone, where lockdown restrictions exist till July 1.
As per reports, the premier paediatrics hospital of the State lacks several important diagnostic facilities like CT Scan, MRI, NCV, Echo tests.
All shops except malls in 17 districts of Southern and Western Odisha - undivided Ganjam, Kandhamal, Koraput, Kalahandi, Balangir, Sambalpur and Sundargarh - can transact business from 6 am to 5 pm
Irked over strict enforcement of lockdown norms in Erasama, irate shopkeepers attacked the local tehsildar by pelting stones at his vehicle on Monday.
Traders of the grass from West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar who frequented the Sabai markets, have stopped procurement leaving the cultivators in misery.