Amid spike in coronavirus cases, Odisha to enforce lockdown more strictly to keep people indoor


Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday conducted a reality check of the implementation of the Covid-19 preventive methods in the State and directed the concerned authorities to enforce the lockdown strictly to keep people indoor amid the spike in cases in the country.

The updates and issues relating to assistance to the Odia people stranded in other States and other State people stranded in Odisha, transport of essential goods to different parts of the State, feeding programme at Panchayat and ULB level, maintenance of social distancing, distribution of  various types of social assistance pensions, arrangement of medical campus at Panchayat level, development of Covid-19 Critical care units, roping in of NGO and Interagency Group volunteers for extending help to people were discussed in the meeting here.

Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary and SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries of concerned departments and Nodal officers engaged for Covid-19 presented the updates and necessary solutions were worked out with detail deliberations.

The Chief Secretary directed the officials to intensify feeding programme at GP level and provide food to all in need of it.

The meeting decided to implement lockdown and social distancing measures strictly in both the urban and rural areas.


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