COVID-19: Panchayat of Odisha’s Kalahandi sealed

Bhawanipatna: A day after a person of Khamarhaldi panchayat in Kalahandi tested positive for COVID-19, the district administration today sealed the panchayat and declared it as ‘containment zone’ to prevent novel coronavirus transmission in the locality.

No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants within the containment zone shall not move out. The administration has urged the locals not to panic.

A 29-year-old man of the area who recently returned from Bahrain tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha to 21. He was asymptomatic.

A team of healthcare workers today reached the residence of the person to shift him to COVID hospital at Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack.

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