Cuttack also under 48-hr shutdown after sixth COVID positive case detected
Bhubaneswar: After announcing total shutdown in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak town, Odisha Government on Friday extended the shutdown to Cuttack city after a coronavirus positive case was detected in that city, the sixth in the State.
The patient from Cuttack, with recent travel history to Delhi, has been infected with coronavirus, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday.
The State had announced the shutdown in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak town for 48 hours starting 8 pm on Friday to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.
“In view of the fact that one resident of Cuttack has also been found positive, the city is being included under the shutdown for 48 hours from 8 pm from today till 8 pm on Sunday. We will use the time for aggressive contact tracing. Details will be released soon,” said a tweet from the Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.
“Strict action will be taken against the violators. We will be forced to move the violators to Government quarantine for 14 days,” said Tripathy.
Of Odisha’s six positive cases so far, Bhubaneswar has four and Bhadrak and Cuttack one each.