Bhubaneswar: Expressing grave concern over the alarming rise in COVID-19 instances in Odisha, the state authorities on Wednesday mentioned that the night time curfew can be strictly enforced to include the unfold of the virus.
Speaking to the media, Well being and Household Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das mentioned that the night time curfew in 10 districts alongside the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border from 10 pm to five am is being strictly imposed whereas the state police within the border areas are continually monitoring the entry of individuals from Chhattisgarh to those districts.
Stating that the district collectors and SPs involved have been requested to take the required steps, he mentioned that the Improvement Commissioner will tour Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts on Wednesday to assessment the scenario. Moreover, the Chief Secretary may also tour the border districts.
Claiming that there’s satisfactory inventory of medicines, beds and oxygen cylinders for the COVID-19 sufferers, the minister urged the individuals to observe warning failing which the scenario may turn out to be grave within the coming days.
Attributing the return of a number of individuals from the neighbouring states having a excessive incidence of instances to the COVID-19 resurgence in Odisha, Director Medical Training and Coaching (DMET) CBK Mohanty mentioned that is evident as a variety of individuals have been detected with the virus through the screening on the metropolis airport and railway station.
Justifying the imposition of night time curfew within the state, Mohanty mentioned that that is one of the simplest ways to include the unfold of the virus. “To keep away from the big congregation of individuals on the golf equipment and events, the night time curfew is a should,” he maintained.
Requested in regards to the steps being taken by the state authorities to convey the scenario beneath management, the DMET mentioned the federal government and the Well being Division are able to implement the motion plan, which was formulated through the first-phase outbreak of the virus within the state.