Odisha extends partial lockdown till July 16, More relaxations for Street Vendors, Shopkeepers


Bhubaneswar: Odisha has extended statewide partial lock-down for another 16 days till 16th of July 2021.

However, this time the state government has granted several relaxations to protect the livelihood of street vendors and small shopkeeper.

Announcing this Odisha chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra said, all the districts of the state has been divided into two categories based on the positivity rate.  While, 20 districts located in the western and southern Odisha have been kept in the category-A, the rest 10 districts located in the coastal region have been kept in Category-B.

The government has announced more relaxations for the Category A districts, which have positivity rate less than 5 per cent compared to the category-B districts which have positivity rate more than 5 per cent.


Here’re the activities ALLOWED during Partial Lockdown in Odisha:

  • All shops (except shopping mall and beauty parlours), transport of goods, industrial activities, construction activities in Category-A districts.
  • Hospitals, clinics, medicine stores and diagnostics centres. All healthcare services including AYUSH to remain functional
  • Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, pathology labs, sale and supply of vaccine and medicines
  • Indoor/outdoor shooting for films in category-A districts
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its regulated financial markets and entities like NPCI, CCIL and payment system operators
  • All bank branches, banking and ATM services
  • Movement of all medical and veterinary personnel by air to other states
  • Railway, airports, seaports to continue operation as per Centre’s guidelines
  • Postal services
  • Movements allowed for COVID testing and vaccination
  • Agriculture, fisheries and animal husbandry
  • Government and private offices will run with 50% employees capacity
  • Home delivery by operators/online delivery of all goods/services by e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Blue Dart, Big Basket, Zomato, Swiggy, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Uber Eats etc.
  • Retailers of food and grocery items such as Big Bazaar, Reliance Fresh, OMFED, OPOLFED, Chilika Fresh, Spencers etc. They are also allowed to provide home delivery services
  • Print, Electronic and web media (members of media houses may have to produce authorisation from their appropriate authorities specifically showing their areas of movement)
  • IT and IT enabled services with with a maximum of 50% staff
  • Data and Call centres with bare minimum staff
  • Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting, cable services/DTH and optical fibre
  • Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets with home delivery
  • Power Generation, transmission and distribution units and services
  • Government approved common service centres at Gram Panchayat level
  • Cold storage and warehousing services including ports, airports, railway stations, container depots, individual units and other links in the logistic chains
  • Private security services and facilities management services for maintenance and upkeep of office and residential complexes
  • Hotels, home stays, lodges and motels, which are accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew
  • Services provided by self-employed persons i.e electrician, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics and carpenters etc
  • Shops that repair and service electrical and electronic appliances including fans, air coolers, water purifiers, ACs, mobile phones, computers and accessories etc
  • Shops of educational books for students
  • Milk booths dealing in milk products and bread are allowed to operate within the stipulated time period.
  • Restaurants and dhabas for home delivery and take away services only
  • All Aahaar centres for take away service only
  • OLA and Uber services allowed only to transport to and from hospitals, airports and railway stations
  • Weekly markets in category-A districts


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