Shutdown imposed in Odisha’s VSSUT

Sambalpur: Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district has been shut down until further orders as 29 students of the varsity tested positive for COVID-19.

The following areas have been declared as containment and buffer zones.

In the Micro Containment Zone, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. There shall be intensive contact tracing, surveillance and other clinical interventions as required.

All vehicular movement, movement of public transport and personnel movement will be stopped barring extremely urgent medical cases with permission. IIC, Burla PS will remain in charge of movement of vehicle/person in the containment area. He will issue required pass to the person going outside and coming inside with an intimation to the Control Room. Control Room having Police, Medical and SMC staff will function near Pulaha Hostel, VSSUT, Burla.

The supply of essentials and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams constituted under the Commissioner, SMC, Sambalpur. All persons in the Buffer Zone area are to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

As a measure of perimeter control, all roads connecting the containment zone will be guarded by police. 

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