Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed concerned authorities to ensure correct information on patients’ health status shared with their relatives and adherence of social distancing norms at vaccination centres across the State.

Following a review of the present Covid-19 situation in the State, Patnaik said, “The situation in Odisha is under control. The number of recoveries is more than the daily infections.”

“The government has decided to extend the lockdown for two weeks to arrest the spread of the virus. The rate of infection has slumped in many districts due to the lockdown and awareness among the people,” Patnaik informed.

The CM also directed thr concerned departments to take necessary steps for providing help to children who lost their parents to Covid-19.

Moreover, Patnaik also asked all the District Collectors to ensure an error-free survey scheduled to begin from May 24 to curb the spread of the virus and active participation of panchayats and Kalyan Samitis.

Emphasising on proper use of masks in the fight against coronavirus, the CM said “MLAs have been asked to spend upto Rs 50 lakh from MLAADS fund to make masks by mission shakti groups to ensure all poor people in the State get masked.”