Rayagada: At a time when there has been a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Rayagada district administration today suspended all public transport buses services to Ganjam district, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The OSRTC bus services into the district have been also suspended.
This apart, entry of travellers from the Ganjam district has been prohibited except for thoroughfare to other district and essential emergency service. Any person visiting Rayagada from Ganjam district would take prior approval of Sub Divisional Magistrate, Gunupur/Rayagada.
Any person found contravening this provision will be put into institutional quarantine in Rayagada district for minimum of seven days (with food from own cost)
The order further said Tahsildars as Incident Commanders will ensure it by getting information from COVID Management Committee or from any other sources.
Government official including contractual employees in Rayagada district shall not leave for Ganjam on private or official ground without prior approval of the Rayagada Collector processed through PD, DRDA-cum-COVID Nodal Officer e-mail only.
Vehicles related to medical, goods, agricultural, industrial operations as well as thoroughfare thorough Rayagada will be exempted, the order mentioned.