Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Being concerned over the Covid-19 resurge in country, the Odisha government on Tuesday has restricted of congregation on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on March 11.
Even though in Odisha the pandemic situation is under control, the initiatives has been taken after the states like Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala noticed several cases surge.
କୋଭିଡ୍ ପରିସ୍ଥିତିରେ ହେବାକୁ ଥିବା ମହା ଶିବରାତ୍ରୀ ପାଳନ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାର ସ୍ବତନ୍ତ୍ର ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶାବଳୀ ଜାରି କରିଛନ୍ତି। ଶିବ ମନ୍ଦିର ପରିସରରେ ଏବଂ ବାହାରେ ଅଧିକ ଗହଳି କରିବା ତଥା ମେଳା ଭଳି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ଆୟୋଜନ କରିବାକୁ ବାରଣ କରାଯାଇଛି। କୋଭିଡ୍ ନିୟମାବଳୀ ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ଶିବରାତ୍ରୀ ପାଳନ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରାଯାଇଛି। pic.twitter.com/YQ4i9c15dE
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) March 9, 2021
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) wrote a letter to collectors and Municipal Commissioners, directed them to restrict congregations, gatherings to such number as may be felt appropriate in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation considering local situations, circulation space availing within temples and its premises to enter strictly adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Moreover, the State government has also directed Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to take stringent action against persons under the provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other relevant laws.