Bhubaneswar, Mar 23 (Local Wire): The state government on Monday announced including nine more districts under the lockdown orders to ensure lesser mingling of the population to avert the scope of spread of COVID 19 from the suspected patients to the healthy population.
Subrat Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of the Odisha government for Coronavirus said that there has been a modification to the lockout notification to include more districts under the lockdown orders.
“In partial modification lock down is extended to nine more districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, and entire jurisdiction of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda districts from 7 am of 24th March till 9pm of 29th March,”
The government also said that in all 6,798 Gram Panchayats, 7276 Temporary Medical Camps have been identified with provision of all basic facilities to meet any emergent situation.
Such camps will cater to the needs of the local population in the area for treatments during the lockdown period.
It has also been decided to have one designated officer declared as Nodal Officer in each gram panchayat for the Temporary Medical Camp.
The Odisha government had earlier notified lock down in the territorial jurisdiction of 5 revenue districts Khurda, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara, Angul and the municipal jurisdiction of Puri, Rourkela (including RSP township) Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Jajpur , Jajpur Road and Bhadrak.