Bhubaneswar:16/7/20: With an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Odisha government today announced lockdown in four districts and a municipal corporation area from 9 pm tomorrow till July 31 at midnight.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said the 15-day lockdown will be imposed in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) area. “Around 66% caseload is being reported from Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts,” the Chief Secretary informed.
During the lockdown period only shops selling vegetables, groceries and milk will remain open from 6 am to 1 pm in the four districts and RMC area, he said.
People are requested not to visit these four districts and the Rourkela Municipal Corporation area without any emergency, the Chief Secretary added.