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Bhadrak administration declared five Gram Panchayats as the containment zones

Bhadrak20/4/20:: Bhadrak administration today declared five Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the district as the containment zones after five persons tested positive for COVID-19.

As per the office order, total 17 places in Kharida Binayakpur GP, Melak Sahi in Padampur GP and Matpaka in Laxmidaspur GP under Basudevpur Block as well as 24 revenue villages in Rahania and Tesinga GPs under Bhandaripokhari Block will be under containment.

As part of preventive measures, the restrictions have been imposed in five panchayats under Basudevpur and Bhandaripokhari blocks. The authorities also sealed those areas to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

With the restrictions, the distribution of food grains under PDS and other benefits provided by the government will remain suspended in five GPs under two blocks during containment period, informed Bhadrak Collector Gyana Das.

Among five, three positive cases have been detected from Basudevpur block and two from Bhandaripokhari block, informed Information & Public Relations Department today.

Earlier, the district authorities had declared three places — Puruna Bazar, Charampa and Erein — as containment zones after three persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the town.

The first positive case in the district was detected from Puruna Bazar, where a 29-year-old youth with a travel history to Dubai was infected with the deadly virus. Thereafter, two more persons had tested positive in Charampa and Erein localities.

Later, the containment restrictions were lifted in two phases following recovery of all three COVID-19 patients.

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