Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha capital slowing turning into a potential COVID-19 hotspot with 18 persons being detected with the infection on a single day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday appealed to people not to panic.
Stating that these cases have been reported from a contained area ofwith known contacts, he added: “Sincere appeal – please don’t venture out and respect lockdown. Police will take very tough action on violators.”
People need not panic. It’s in a contained area of #Bhubaneswar with known contact. Sincere appeal – please don’t venture out and respect lockdown. Police will take very tough action on violators.#OdishaFightsCorona https://t.co/h669icL2wX
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) April 5, 2020
Naveen further tweeted that there will be zero tolerance for violations of social distancing norms. “Any violation of social distancing will attract criminal action. The concerned shop/market will be sealed. Earnest request to cooperate in our fight against #CoronaVirus,” he added.