24 March 2020
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today issued an instruction for temporary closure of Aahaar Kendras in districts/municipal corporations except the Aahaar Kendras operating in/near hospital premises till 9 PM on March 29 in view of the lockdown across the State.
Also public parks in all districts will remain closed during this period.
Director, Municipal Administration Sangramjit Nayak today issued a letter to all Collector-cum-President, District Aahaar Society and Municipal Commissioner of Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Cuttack, Sambalpur and Rourkela in this connection.
"....I am directed to say that Government of Odisha has notified lockdown in the territorial jurisdiction of all districts till 29th March 2020 (9.00 PM)in view of prevention and containment of COVID-19," says the letter issued by the Director of Municipal Administration.
"I would therefore request you to take immediate action for temporary closure of the Aahaar Kendras in the districts/municipal corporations except the Aahaar Kendras operating in/near the hospital premises till 29th March 2020 (9.00 PM)," it the letter adds.
The letter further requests the officials concerned for closing public parks in all districts during this period.