COVID resurgence: ‘Possibility of lockdown in Odisha can’t be ruled out’

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 situation in the Odisha is currently under control and it doesn’t suggest any lockdown in the state for the time being. However, the possibility of lockdown in coming days can not be ruled out, said Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Director CBK Mohanty today.

Speaking to  media, the DMET Director said though there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in some parts of the country leading to imposition of lockdown and night curfew, the situation is under good control here in Odisha. The daily figures of positive cases remain in double digits in the state.

However, district administration  has been given a free hand to announce  containment zone in areas reporting a spike in the cases, he added.

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“Imposition of lockdown  can be avoided if the people will be cautious. They should strictly follow all prescribed guidelines, including mask-wearing and social distancing. Out surveillance teams are keeping a track on people coming from other states. But it is not possible to reach out to four crore people. Hence, those having symptoms should come out to report and consult doctor,” said the senior doctor.

Keeping in view the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in some states, including Maharashtra, the Odisha Government yesterday directed Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, SPs, DCPs and CDMOs to ensure strict enforcement of COVID appropriate behaviour in their respective district/city to prevent any spike in cases.


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