COVID-19: These places in Odisha’s Balasore sealed

Balasore: A day after a 58-year-old man of Odisha’s Balasore tested positive for COVID-19, the local administration today sealed three wards of the town.

As many as nine entry points connecting ward nos. 18, 28 and 29 have been sealed, informed sub-collector Nilu Mohapatra. An emergency meeting of the district administration was convened last night in this regard.

The three places have been declared as ‘containment zone’ by the district administration for seven days in the first phase. The administration will provide essential items to persons residing in the zone, the official said, adding that health checkup of around 400 families of the area will be done.

This morning, Fire personnel carried out disinfection drive in the area.

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