The Odisha government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown in the state for 15 more days till 5 am on July 16, a senior official said.
The existing restrictions will end at 5 am on Thursday.
The state government has divided the 30 districts into A and B categories. Twenty districts where the test positivity rate (TPR) remains less than five per cent are in the A category, while the remaining 10 coastal districts, where the number of cases is high, are in the B category, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said.
There will be no weekly shutdown in category A districts and shops will remain open from 6 am to 6 pm. Buses will be allowed to ply with passengers up to the seating capacity and taxis and autorickshaws can carry a maximum of two passengers.