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CM Naveen to review Covid-19 situation in Odisha

23/03/2021 at 8:37 AM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 23: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hold a review meeting on Covid-19 situation in the state.

As per reports, the CM will hold discussion with top officials, district Collectors and SPs.

With a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on Monday discussed strategies to check the spread of the virus.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Monday chaired a high-level meeting of senior officials and District Collectors on measures to check the spike.

“It was decided in the meeting that Covid-19 testing will be increased in the state while tracking and treatment will be our focus. Sarpanches and ward members will be engaged to keep a watch on the situation at grassroots level,” Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said.

He said Covid management committees in villages, which were formed last year, will be reactivated.

Jena said people coming from outside Odisha need to be tracked and tested at the earliest.

Additional Director General of Police Abhay has instructed the Superintendents of Police to implement enforcement measures more stringently.

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