Odisha government has decided to impose complete lockdown in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak for 48 hours starting from 8 pm on Friday, to prevent community transmission of COVID-19. The Odisha Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy announced the complete lockdown in two districts to curb the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, Odisha has reported five cases of coronavirus so far with no fatality yet.
Earlier, the Odisha government traced and tested 20 persons associated with the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, but reports of 15 of them have come negative for coronavirus, an official statement said on Wednesday.
Of these 15 people, 12 are from Rourkela, each one from Kendrapara, Cuttack and Ganjam district, it said, adding that the remaining five reports are awaited.
As per a PTI report, a total of 50 hotels have been designated as pay-and-use quarantine facilities by the civic bodies in major Odisha cities. At least a dozen hotels have been roped in by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to offer quarantine facilities to people at a price in Bhubaneshwar, while similar arrangements have been made in around 26 hotels in neighbouring Cuttack as part of measures taken by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19.