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60-hour complete shutdown in Odisha due to COVID-19 outbreak

60-hour complete shutdown in Odisha due to COVID-19 outbreak

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 April 2020 7:32 AM GMT

The Odisha government announced a 60-hour complete shutdown in Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts from 10 p.m. on Thursday following a spike in COVID-19 positive cases in these districts. “In the past 5 days, 29 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported and 28 are from Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur. We have to move to a higher level of preparedness in these districts,” Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said as he announced the imposition of a complete shutdown in these three districts till 10 a.m. on Monday. He said it will be a curfew-like situation as no person will be allowed to come out of the house during the period. However, emergency services like selected medicine shops will be allowed. Also, goods transport passing on national highways through these districts for other districts will be allowed free movement. (IANS)

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