20 Test COVID Positive, Apartment In Bhubaneswar Declared Micro Containment Zone

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement squad of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday declared Rajendra Vihar Apartment, ward no-52, in the Forest Park area here as a micro containment zone after detection of multiple cases of COVID-19.

According to the notification issued by BMC, several positive cases have been detected in flat no. A.502A-507.A.512.B-013.13- 017.B-018.13-220.B-222.13-144.13-319 of the apartment.

To contain the spread of the virus, entry of the public to the area has been restricted and all inhabitants asked to strictly remain at home, the civic body said.

All the shopping establishments will be closed and so also government and private institutions located within the boundary of the containment zone. The BMC will supply essentials and ensure medical requirements, the notification added.

Sources said more than 300 people reside in the apartment. Around 20 residents of 11 households were found infected. The BMC is continuing contact tracing and testing for COVID, which is a mandatory process.


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