Balasore: As many as 103 employees of Emami Paper Mills Limited, part of the Emami Group Industries, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, informed Balasore CDMO today.
Today, 158 fresh COVID cases were reported from Balasore district, of which 101 are from Emami Paper Mills. Earlier, two cases were detected from the paper mill in the district.
With sharp rise in COVID cases in the paper mill, the district administration closed one unit of three to prevent spread of infections at the paper mill.
As part of COVID-19 guidelines, one colony of the paper mill has been declared the micro containment zone following detection of positive cases on a large scale.