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Picnics, Parties, Fairs, Cultural Programmes Banned In Odisha in January

Bhubaneswar: In view of rising cases of Omicron in the country, the Odisha government has issued precautionary guidelines for the month of January to be followed across the state to curb the spread of the new Covid variant.

As per guidelines issued by the office of Special Relief Commissioner’s Office, picnics in parks, nature clubs, beaches and other picnic spots will not be allowed.
The order also mentioned that night curfew will be imposed in urban areas of the state from 10 PM to 5 PM every day.

The guidelines further read that educational institutions can’t organize excursions and picnics till the end of the month. This apart cultural and dance programmes in hotels, parks, malls, convention centres and kalyan mandaps will not be allowed.

Annual day celebration and anniversary on the pretext of any reason is also prohibited.
Exhibitions, trade fairs, expos, melas, will also remain prohibited. However, official events may be allowed with prior approval of the Government.

Cinema halls, theatres shall be allowed to open with up to 50% of capacity. Marriages, thread ceremony, funerals, last rites and related gatherings shall be allowed with approval from local authorities.

The directive will be implemented from 5 am of January 1, 2022 till 5 am of February 1, 2022.

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