June 29, 2022
The COVID cases in Odisha as well in India is on a sharp rise. While Odisha had less than 10 active cases on everyday basis, the active cases have now croseed over 100 in daily basis. However there is still no signs of fourth wave and the cases are not in huge numbers. Therefore, the health minister of Odisha Naba Kishore Das has ruled out imposition of lockdown due to COVID positive cases in the state at present.
Speaking to media persons after reviewing the COVID situation, the minister said his department has kept a sharp eye on developing conditions on daily basis. The present condition did not warrant imposition of lockdown, he said adding that the government would take decision in this regard in future depending on the situation.
“We managed to control the COVID pandemic from assuming alarming proportion during first two waves. There has been no report of any wave in the state so far,” he said.
Meanwhile, Law Minister Jagannath Saraka said all arrangements are in place for smooth conduct of Rath Yatra in Puri keeping COVID situation in view. “We have held a meeting of all departments concerned for smooth coordination among them during the festival. All officials and government machineries have been put on alert for convenience of the devotees coming to the town,” he said.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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