Bhubaneswar:2/4/20: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary today announced that the Surya Nagar area in Odisha capital has been sealed after the fifth COVID-19 positive patient was traced to the area who had no domestic or international travel history.
While revealing the identity of the patient, Chaudhary said that the identity of the patient has been published with an intention to safeguard the public who have come in contact with him since March 1, 2020. The fifth COVID-19 patient is Pradipta Kumar Dalabehera, a resident of ward no 46, Surya Nagar, Bhubaneswar. He has no travel history, not even outside the State. Chaudhary further said action will be taken against those who do any kind of social discrimination against the family of the fifth COVID-19 patient.
Meanwhile, the BMC officials sealed the entry and exit points of the Surya Nagar area. MC employees in association with Fire Service personnel carry out disinfection operations in Surya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar today afternoon
Gopabandhu Square to LIC square, LIC square to Ganga Nagar Square, Ganga Nagar to Siripur Chhak and Siripur to Gopabandhu Chhak have been notified as restricted zones. Persons identified by the BMC will carry out sanitation and ensure the supply of essential items to the area. Teams will visit households in the containment area to ascertain whether any person has any flu-like symptoms.
The people in the area will be asked not to venture out of their homes, keeping in view the threat of coronavirus contamination.
The BMC has urged people to inform the authorities in case any of the acquaintances of the infected persons develop symptoms of coronavirus so that he/she can be provided medical care.