Berhampur: With an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today declared Jadupur, Begunia and Sundarpada areas as COVID-19 containment zones.
"No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants within the zone shouldn't move out. All the shopping establishments shall be closed immediately. The supply of essentials and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams formed by BMC," reads the corporation's official order.
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Earlier today, the district administration of Ganjam declared Matia Sahi village under Baghalati Gram Panchayat as COVID-19 hotspot.
The village will remain under complete lockdown for being home to as many as 130 migrants from COVID hotspots in Bhubaneswar. The administrative officials informed that movement of vehicles & people have been completely restricted in the area, however, home delivery of essentials will be ensured.
As per the official order, IIC Golanthara has been directed to create a temporary check post at entry point of Matia Sahi. The Tehsildar of Kukudahandi has been deployed as Executive Magistrate to remain in-charge of the police force stationed at the temporary check post at Matia Sahi and co-ordinate the movement of emergency personnel.
The Block Development Officer(BDO) of Kukudahandi is instructed to ensure home delivery of essential commodities to people of Matia Sahi during the lockdown period.
“Any person violating the lockdown will be taken to a compulsory quarantine facility at NIST by the Executive Magistrate,” the official order reads.
Earlier today, the Kalahandi Collector Gavali Parag Harshad informed that the panchayat of COVID-19 patient number 21 of Odisha has been sealed. The patient has been shifted to a COVID Hospital & 31 people who had come in contact with him have been quarantined, he added.
Meanwhile, Odisha on Sunday recorded 16 more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection. State Health and Family Welfare department informed that 16 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Bhubaneswar which has now become the hotspot of the Coronavirus infection in the entire State.
So far, 203 cases have been registered in Odisha in the last 24 hours for violation of guidelines related to COVID19 - 185 cases for violation of lockdown, three cases for violation of home quarantine, 15 cases for other issues pertaining to COVID19.