This is not how Champakana Village under Kolnara block of Rayagada district generally looks. It is a different kind of lockdown! It is a lockdown not to keep the virus out, but to keep the vaccine out instead. Bizarre as it may sound, the fear of COVID vaccine has driven the whole village into hiding. People are reportedly fleeing the village by any means possible to avoid vaccination.
Published: Dipti Ranjan Das
Last updated: 11 June 2021, 08:09 PM IST
Odisha government changed its lockdown strategy and announced partial lockdown across the state till 5 AM of July 1st. As per the latest announcement, greater degree of relaxation has been granted to Category A districts (Baragarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundergarh).