COVID-19 Outbreak: Phulbani Municipality, Baliguda NAC To Shut Down From July 17

Phulbani: The Kandhamal administration has announced a four-day shutdown in Phulbani Municipality and Baliguda NAC areas from July 17 as a precautionary measure in view of rising COVID-19 cases.

Informing the media here on Wednesday, Collector Brunda D said the areas under the jurisdiction of these two civic bodies will remain closed from 7 pm on July 17 to 6 am on July 22. Special teams of the Health Department will conduct a door-to-door health survey in each ward during this period.

Kandhamal has so far reported 199 COVID-19 cases.

The State Bank of India (SBI)’s regional office in the district headquarters and its other branch offices have been asked to stop transactions for seven days after a staffer tested positive for the virus, she added.

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