Bhubaneswar, Dec 30: With as many as 14 active COVID-19 cases in Odisha so far, the health department urged the people to avoid crowd during New Year Celebration.
Direcor Public Health Dr Niranjan Mishra on Saturday advised the people of the state to stay alert in view of the soar of active Corona infections and the JN.1 variant across the nation.
While briefing media persons on the preparedness for the active Covid cases on rise Dr Mishra said, “Though it is not a matter of worry, people should remain alert. Those who have cold, fever and cough should celebrate Zero Night and New Year at home,” Dr Mishra advised.
In addition to this, the Public Health Director told that COVID infection rate in the country is almost static, there is no upward trend thus no need to impose any restrictions for the new spark.
He has further advised that people who are suffering from cough, cold and fever should get tested for COVID.
“People suffering from cough, cold and fever should wear masks while going outside and avoid going to crowded places for Zero Night celebration. It is not our tradition. They should celebrate New Year at home and should not spread the infection to others,” Dr Mishra added.