Sunstar TV Bureau: . Odisha reported 146 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of which 59 are local contact that concerns the state government authorities. With a upturn of Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on Monday discussed strategies to check the spread of the virus
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Monday chaired a high-level meeting of senior officials and District Collectors on measures to check the stake.
“It was decided in the meeting that Covid-19 testing will be increased in the state while tracking and treatment will be our focus. Sarpanches and ward members will be engaged to keep a watch on the situation at grassroots level, Covid management committees in villages, which were formed last year, will be reactivated” Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said. people coming from outside Odisha need to be tracked and tested at the earliest he further added.
Director General of Police Abhay has instructed the Superintendents of Police to implement enforcement measures more firmly.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhury informed that situation has become alarming in the state capital.“We will ensure strict enforcement of Covid-19 norms like wearing of masks and social distancing. Plans are on to start RTPCR tests at railway stations and airport,” he stated.