COVID-19 scare: Odisha orders immediate stoppage of construction works


Bhubaneswar: Amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the Odisha Government on Tuesday ordered immediate stoppage of all construction works across the State except related to healthcare facilities and Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Health and Family Welfare Department issued an order under Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 banning the construction work to check spread of the virus.

“Whereas the Government of Odisha in exercise of powers conferred under Section 2, 3 and 4 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, has framed the Odisha COVID-19 regulation, 2020 for prevention and containment of Corona virus disease, 2019. Therefore, now, under Section of 2 of the aforesaid Act and the regulations thereof, the Government of Odisha hereby orders immediate stoppage of all construction work across the State except construction work for healthcare facilities and work related to COVID-19,” said an order issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The Government has extended the lockdown to entire Odisha from Tuesday midnight to check the spread of the virus in the State.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *