By – Dikhya Mohanty
The COVID-19 tally in Odisha rose to 6350 with a fresh case of 170 being reported from 14 districts in the last 24 hours. In the capital, the tally has touched 274 with 16 new cases being detected in the last 24 hours.
Although the state is still on Lockdown till June 30th, by taking care of all necessary precautions to contain the Coronavirus but still every day the number is arising at the peak.
The State Government is assuring that proper facilities are provided but still the question is why the number of cases are been spiking daily!
Although the BMC Commissioner informed that for community involvement COVID Committees have been constituted in every ward. Around 2,000 volunteers have associated themselves with the BMC for the purpose. But still, the capital is termed as the hotspot for this deadly virus.
According to BMC, after the relaxation in lockdown conditions and opening up of economic activities in Bhubaneswar, people have started coming from other districts to work and mostly they dwell in the slum areas.
Even a few returnees are from other hotspot districts to the capital and have been found positive. These returnees can affect many others as social distancing is not effectively possible in slum areas due to small homes and high-density population.
Therefore because of the public safety, returnees coming from the districts (Ganjam, Cuttack, Balasore, Gajapati, and Jajpur) to slum areas of BMC will be kept in institutional quarantine for the particularized period of 14 days from the date of return from other districts.
But with the mounting number of cases in the state has raised a big question if it getting more onerous in containing CORONA in Bhubaneswar by the Government.
Meanwhile, 11 more patients have recovered from the infection in the city. With three deaths and 138 recoveries; Bhubaneswar now has 132 active cases.