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Schools & Colleges To Remain Shut Till August 31

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Bhubaneswar : Keeping in view the increasing number of COVID cases in the State, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy today made some important announcements which are to be implemented in the state in the fight against the deadly virus.

Schools, Colleges as well as cinema halls to remain closed till August 31. However, the educational institutions will be allowed to remain open to conduct examinations and evaluations, intimated Tripathy.

On public transport systems, he said, “Though train and air services will be exempted from shutdown, we have requested the Centre to restrict any more such services from COVID-19 hotspots areas.”

He further said that clear instructions was issued to sarpanchs and collectors to ensure 100 per cent compliance of quarantine norms and they have been able to successfully achieve it.

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