Bhubaneswar: To curb the spread of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state, Odisha’s government today imposed a restriction on New Year’s celebration in all government offices on January 1.
In accordance with the order issued by the General Administration and the Department of Public Grievances today, group movements, congregations and greetings with bouquets of flowers are strictly limited in all state government offices tomorrow. .
“The government has issued advisories to adopt strict precautionary measures to protect the health of the public and prevent the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 in the state. In view of this, group movements, congregations and greetings with bouquets of flowers on New Year’s Day should be scrupulously avoided in government offices, ”the order said.
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Employees are advised to use virtual means to convey New Year’s greetings to coworkers and senior citizens in offices. Additionally, all standards, including social distancing, must be met at all times, the department said.
Earlier yesterday, the state government released a set of new guidelines for the month of January. In accordance with guidelines issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), a nighttime curfew will be imposed in all urban areas of the state (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) from 5 a.m. January 1, 2022 until at 5:00 a.m. on February 1, 2022.