Bhubaneswar, Mar 26 (Local Wire): The state government Thursday asked the stranded Odias outside the state to remain in the states they are lock down currently but assured all possible help for their well being.
The government said that all states have been contacted for their safety.
“I urge all the stranded Odias outside the state to remain safe in which ever state they are as per the advice of the Prime Minister.
Our Chief Minister has written to all the CMs of Indian states to ensure their safety and well being.
The CM has offered to bear their expenses,” said Subrat Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha government on Coronavirus.
He also assured that all migrant workers from other states living in Odisha would be taken care of and termed them as the backbone of the state economy.
Bagchi on the other hand also gave several other details of the measures the state government had been taking to mitigate Coronaviorus.
Bagchi said that the state in the recent few weeks has seen entry of close of 84,000 persons into the state through all modes of transportation.
“The chances of COVID infection among some of them cannot be ruled out.
We have asked the sarpanchs and local administration to trace them and ensure their home isolation,” he said.
The state also said that 404 persons have been booked for violations of the lockdown and other orders related to COVID 19.
He said, “404 cases have been registered in the state for different violations of regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19 during last 48 hours.
Out of these 380 cases for violation of lock down, 10 cases for violation of ‘Home Quarantine’ and 14 cases on other issues related to COVID-19 have been registered.”