Nischintakoili, July 26: Nischintakoili block office has been shut down for 48 hours after 17 employees tested positive for Covid-19, informed the Block Development Officer today.
All are asymptomatic and have been asked to home quarantine.
On the other hand, contact tracing showed at least seven other people also test positive for the virus.
As many as 1376 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on July 25, the state health department said on Sunday.
At least 917 cases were reported from quarantine centres when 459 were local contact cases. Covid-19 tally reached 25,928 in Odisha with the detection of the new cases.