Bhubaneswar:29/6/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held a high-level meeting and reviewed the situation of Covid-19 in Odisha. The infection rate in Odisha is 5 percent and people should be very careful and stick to the Covid appropriate behavior.
The second wave is not yet over and experts are warning about the third wave of Covid. At this point in time, we cannot afford to let our guards down, rather be much more careful, the CM said. He stressed on a door-to-door survey to be intensified and said that doctors should be prepared to handle cases related to children as the third wave is likely to impact the young.
“Over the coming month’s vaccination will be on our focus. Today, we are vaccinating more than 3 lakh people per day. The Collectors should supervise vaccination in their districts personally.”
“Wear masks, maintain social distance, and avoid crowded places,” he added.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said the COVID situation has not worsened in 17 districts where unlock process has started. But the coastal and northern districts are under watch, he said.
ACS Health, PK Mohapatra said the infection rate in Ganjam and Jharsuguda is 1% while in Puri and Khurda it is 9 to 15%. “We are focussing on enforcement and micro-containment zones. The situation will further improve by July 15,” he added.
Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the meeting. Senior officials and Collectors attended the meeting.