COVID-19 outbreak: Bhadrak Collector urges people with travel history to share info

Bhadrak: With fresh positive cases of COVID-19 detected in Bhadrak district of Odisha, Collector Gyana Das urged everyone to share information of people with recent travel history to other states.

He requested the locals to report to respective Sarpanch and BDO as well as the district control room about people, who have recently come from other states to Bhadrak.

Taking to Twitter, Das said, “We request all to share information on people, who have come recently from other states to Bhadrak District to local Sarpanch and BDO as well as to District Control Room. The phone numbers of District Control Room are — 06784-251881/08763004011.”

In a series of tweets, he informed that the district administration has allowed opening of shops of educational books from 6.00 am to 1.00 pm everyday except in Basudevpur and Bhandaripokhari blocks, the containment zones where eight persons have tested positive for COVID-19.

Also, the mobile charges centres in the district (except containment zones) have been allowed to be functional from 6.00 am to 1.00 pm maintaining social distancing. However, online recharge may be preferred.

Moreover, the district authorities have also allowed functioning of Dhabas of National Highway from Ranital to Akhuapada for takeaways only. The Dhaba owners have been asked to provide toilet facilities maintaining hygiene and social distancing to avoid infection.

Worth mentioning, several Gram Panchayats (GPs) under Basudevpur and Bhandaripokhari Blocks in the district have been declared containment zones after eight persons with travel history to Kolkata were tested COVID-19 positive. As part of preventive measures, the restrictions have been imposed in those panchayats. The authorities also sealed many areas under two blocks to contain the spread of deadly virus.

So far, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases stands at 11 in the district.

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