It’s been hardly 10 days since Odisha unlocked, and people have been warned of another lockdown. The reason, caution has been thrown to the winds after relaxation of curbs.
Odisha government would force to impose lockdown once again if the guidelines issued in view of Covid-19 are not followed by people strictly, warned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday.
They requested the government to allow at least a procession of 100 people under strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
As per a recent review meeting with the Central team on the pandemic situation in the State, the weekly positive rate is found to have remained below 1 per cent in as many as 19 districts. But after 12/7 unlock, the R0 value posted a rise in 7 dists to cross the threshold value of 1 on July 2-3
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The partial lockdown will come into effect from June 17 (5 am) and will continue till July 1 (5 am).
The Odisha government has hinted at easing the restrictions as the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) continues to decline in the State.
The Epidemic situation report prepared by State Health Department brings two contrasting facts. While Kendrapada becomes the only district in State to post a rise in positive rate in the week ended on June 14, Jharsuguda cuts the TPR to around 2 per cent from 12 per cent a week ago
Odisha government will review unlock measures only after assessing the present pandemic situation in the state. DMET (Directorate of Medical Education and Training) Chief, CBK Mohanty informed this on Monday (June 14).
Amidst rumours regarding unlock guidelines spreading like wildfire in the state, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep Jena on Sunday (June 13), requested people to refrain from sharing false information on the internet.
Odisha government is likely to lift lockdown restrictions gradually in a phased manner. On Saturday, Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra informed that the state government will slowly lift lockdown restrictions if the current trend of the declining Covid Test Positivity Rate (TPR) persists for the next few days.
The weekend shutdowns will continue as usual starting 6 pm of Fridays till 5 am of Mondays. However, vaccination and testing for Covid-19 will continue as per the protocols laid out by the State Health Department at designated centres.
In a major move, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the State-wide lockdown till June 17 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The 16-day extension of the curbs will come into effect immediately.
Odisha has already crossed its peak in the ongoing second wave of Covid19 infection last week and started showing a downward trend. However, in order to contain the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the State, lockdown should be extended