Dhenkanal: The district administration on Wednesday announced a four-day shutdown in the municipality area of Dhenkanal town, beginning Thursday (August 27).
In a notification, Collector Bhumesh Chandra Behera said that this decision was taken after the municipality area reported 95 positive cases in the last few days.
While the order will be imposed in all 23 wards of the municipality for two days on August 27 and 28, it will be followed by the regular weekend shutdown on August 29 and 30, he said.
The collector said intensive contact tracing will be carried out on August 27 and 28 and the contacts of the confirmed and suspected cases will be listed, tracked and kept under home surveillance for 14 days.
With two death and 927 recoveries, Dhenkanal district now has 367 active cases.