COVID-19 Spread: Sec 144 Clamped In Several Areas Of Odisha’s Sambalpur City

Sambalpur: In order to check the spread of COVID-19 due to mass gathering on the occasion of Ganesh Puja and Nuakhai festivals, Sction 144 of CrPC has been imposed in some places of the city.

Acting on the direction of the state government, Sub-Collector and Sub-divisional Magistrate, Sadar, Sambalpur Suryawanshi Mayur Vikas passed an order to impose Section 144 (1) read with 144(2) of CrPC to safeguard the life of general public.

The prohibitory order has been clamped in 16 places under Dhanupali police station, Burla police station, Hirakud police station, Ainthapali police station, Town police station and Khetrajpur police station from August 19 to 24.

The restricted areas are Talbhatpada in Khetrajpur; Lane-3, Jagannath Colony; Mayabagicha; Susarigali, Nandapada; Manikmunda, Modipada; Tanlapada; Thelkopada; AN Guha Lane; Gujarati Colony near Jalaram Mandir; Doctor’s Colony, Burla; IR Colony, Burla; JJS Colony, Burla; Bishnupada, Burla; Labour Colony, Hirakud; Goudpada, Hirakud and Jhankarpada in Hirakud.

As per the order, no person is allowed to enter the restricted zones except in case of emergency medical needs. However, the government employees of essential services departments can go to their workplaces on production of ID proofs.

The Executive Magistrates and the officers of police stations concerned have been directed to keep a close watch on the restricted areas. On violation of the order, complaint will be lodged against the individual under Section 188 of IPC.

The district has registered 1,600 COVID-19 cases including 582 active cases with 66 new positive cases in the last 24 hours. While 1010 patients have recovered, the disease has claimed 8 lives.

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