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Vikash Sharma

Berhampur: A complete shutdown will be clamped in Berhampur town for a period of four days, informed Ganjam Collector, Vijaya Amruta Kulange citing that the step has been taken to facilitate contact tracing & surveillance.

Kulange informed that the shutdown will come to effect from Saturday (June 27) and will remain in force till Tuesday (June 30).

“We have decided to enforce a four-day shutdown in view of the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in Berhampur town,” said Kulange.

According to Kulange, there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases in the district in the past few days owing to return of migrants. The district administration has formed 70 health teams which will conduct door-to-door surveillance to check if any person is having any symptoms like fever, cold, diarrhoea especially in case of people with blood pressure and diabetes.

“The shutdown has been ordered to ensure a complete check on the movement of symptomatic cases, active tracing and checking home quarantine status,” Kulange added.

Kulange further informed that all the services barring health and milk distribution will remain closed during the shutdown.

It is pertinent to mention here that the COVID-19 tally in Ganjam district has reached 1,088 and currently it has the highest number of active cases in the State at 312.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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