Anandapur, Aug 7: The sarpanch of Belbahali panchayat of Anandapur block in Keonjhar district today declared four-day shutdown in the panchayat till August 10 viewing the rise COVID-19 cases in the area.
The Sarpanch said that all shops and business establishments will remain closed during the period. Action will be taken against the violators, he added.
Besides, intensive contact tracing will be carried during the period.
The COVID-19 cases in the district have crossed the 1000 mark with 16 new cases today.