Amid surge in Covid cases, Odisha schools closed for all classes

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BHUBANESHWAR: With the surge in COVID-19 caseload and detection of more Omicron cases in the state in the past 72 hours, Odisha government Wednesday decided to extend the night curfew in towns by an hour and stopped physical classes up to standard twelve. The new restrictions will be effective from 5 am of January 7 till 5 am of February 1, Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena said.

The night curfew will now be imposed from 9 pm to 5 am in all urban areas of the state instead of from 10 pm to 5 am. Only essential activities will be allowed during night curfew, he said.

The new guidelines have been announced after the daily COVID-19 cases surged past the 1000 mark for the first time in almost five months, the SRC announced.

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