Berhampur: Amidst the lockdown announced by the state Government in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Ganjam district administration conducted screening of passengers coming from other states and countries at Berhampur railway station.
Sources said workers and labourers from Mumbai, Chennai, Surat and other states underwent the screening at Berhampur railway station for COVID 19 after their arrival till yesterday. The passengers had arrived at the station by Konark, Garib Rath, Ahmedabad Puri Express trains .
“Around 2000 passengers were screened at the railway stations. Besides, the district administration had made all arrangements to help them reach their respective houses. 40 buses were kept to for this purpose,” said an official.
Meanwhile, Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange, Berhampur Sub-Collector Dattatreya Bhausaheb and Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra are taking stock of the situation.
On March 21, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced near-complete lockdown in five districts and eight towns for one week starting March 22 in first phase. The lockdown is in force in districts of Khordha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Angul and towns of Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda , Balasore, Jajpur road and Jajpur town, Bhadrak.