Ganjam Admn seals borders, relaxes shop timings to combat COVID-19

Berhampur: As part of the measures to curb further spread of COVID-19 in worst-affected Ganjam district,  Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange today imposed a series of restrictions for the month of August. 

At a press meet today, the Collector said entry and exit points of the district have been sealed restricting movement till August end. Only people with medical emergencies and official work will be allowed to move. Restriction on intra-district movement will also be imposed to contain spread of virus from urban areas to rural areas.

The administration has relaxed the opening time of shops in the district.    

“Shops will remain open between 5 am and 4 pm in adherence to all the guidelines. Shopkeepers have been asked to maintain customer dairy and erect barricades. Strict enforcement will be done against shopkeepers violating the guidelines,” Collector said. 

While night curfew will remain from 9 pm to 5 am in rest parts of the state, Ganjam administration modifying the timing  imposed night curfew from between 4 pm to 5 am. Besides,  weekly shutdown to continue as per the state Government’s guidelines, he added.

“Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) area  borders have also been sealed. People will be allowed to cross borders in case of emergencies and by showing passes, which can be issued by dialing 100,” said SP Berhampur Pinak Mishra.

In the last 24 hours, total 308 persons tested positive for the virus taking  the count to 10,672. Besides, five patients succumbed to the virus.

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