COVID-19: 3-day shutdown announced in this Odisha district

Nabarangpur: In view of increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Nabarangpur, the district administration today announced 3-day shutdown in entire district starting tomorrow.

Exercising the power conferred under section 2,3 and 4 of the Epidemic Disease Act,1897, Nabarangpur Collector Ajit Kumar Mishra imposed shutdown with effect from 5.00 am of August 8 till midnight of August 10 for containment of the spread of virus under Regulation 8 the Odisha Covid-19 Regulations, 2020.

As per the shutdown norms, all the non-essential activities and movement of vehicles and people will be restricted to prevent spread of the disease.

Only following activities will be allowed during the shutdown:
  • All medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, including medicine stores. Movement of Ambulance and all medical personnel.
  • District / Block and Municipal Administration/Police/Fire Services.
  • Central & State Government officials on emergency duty.
  • Telecom services
  • Petrol pumps.
  • Print and Electronic Media identified by District Police.
  • Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers.
  • Electricity supply and distribution.
  • Movement of goods and goods carriers, whether loaded or unloaded.
  • Industrial establishments, factories and construction activities.
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Services and allied activities, including procurement at Mandis.
  • Service Sector industries including lT/lTeS, Hotel & Hospitality units.
  • Operation of hotels and hospitality units including their associated offices, movement of staff and associated personnel.
  • Road transport on highways, road movement of transiting vehicles.
  • Marriages and Funerals, with permission of District Authority.
  • ATMs
  • Operation of Bus Station and their associated offices, movement of associated personnel and activities.
  • Home delivery of food, groceries, vegetables and essential items by restaurants.
  • Dhabas along National and State Highways/Major roads to takeaway only.
  • Milk Booths.

Further, in order to prevent spread of COVID-19, the Collector passed following orders under section 144 (1) of CrPC read with section 144(2) of CrPC prohibiting movement of individuals during the aforesaid shutdown:

  1. No gathering of persons will be allowed in Nabarangpur district jurisdiction in any public or private places except gathering inside house or house premises.
  2. Non-essential gatherings and assemblies such as seminars, workshops, and conferences are to be cancelled.
  3. Social gatherings and assemblies like religious functions, marriage receptions, parties etc. shall not be conducted.
  4. No Marriage BaraU Opera shows / and other functions shall be organized.
  5. No Political rally / gathering for agitation should be conducted.
  6. Any type of Kalyan Mandap shall not be permitted to any functions where public gathering possibilities.
  7. AII the Hotels where people stay on regular basis coming from outside should keep all precautionary measures of COVID-19 like sanitizer and isolation room during the period.
  8.  Anybody with signs and symptoms like cough, fever or difficulty in breathing should call the district helpline No.06858-222459, Mobile No.9439988787, 9439988468/ District COVID Control Room No.06858-22243417077450077.
  9. The Sub Divisional Magistrate, Nabarangpur/ Executive Magistrates, llC concerned are hereby directed to keep a close watch on gathering of individuals in their respective areas.
  10. 10. Rumor mongering, misinformation in social media will be dealt with very sternly.

Any person found violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides, legal action under section 188 of the IPC and other legal provisions as applicable.

So far, Nabarangpur district has registered a total number of 342 COVID-19 cases with 11 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. While 88 cases out of the tally are active, 252 patients have recovered from the disease. As on August 6, the virus has claimed one life in the tribal-dominated district.

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