Covid-19 Protocols | Today News | Market Building In Bhubaneswar Sealed Over Covid-19 Norms Violation

Covid-19 Protocols | Today News | Market Building In Bhubaneswar Sealed Over Covid-19 Norms Violation

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday sealed the Market Building in Unit-2 over alleged violation of social distancing and other Covid-19 protocols.

The market area, one of the busiest in the capital city, was sealed for 48 hours in the presence of city deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and BMC zonal commissioner.

“Social distancing is being blatantly violated here. We can never beat the virus if the safety protocols are flouted in such away. Therefore, we were forced to seal the market area for 48 hours,” said BMC Additional Commissioner, LaxmikantSethi.

“Many people are roaming freely without masks and there is no systematic arrangements at shops here to avoid crowd. The scenes baffled the fact the we are in the midst of a pandemic,” Sethi added.

He said as the 48-hour curb will end on Friday and the weekend shutdown begin on Saturday, the Market Building will open on Monday.


The Capital City today witnessed a major jump in the daily Covid-19 cases with 1044 persons testing positive for the virus. It include 825 local contact cases and 219 quarantine cases. The city also registered recovery of 447 persons from the disease.

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Coronavirus | 2nd wave | ‘Community Transmission Behind Covid Spike In Twin City’ | covid-19 |

Bhubaneswar: With the daily Covid-19 infections going through the roof in twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, State Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra on Wednesday said community transmission is one of the reasons behind the spike.

Speaking to media, Mohapatra said the number of cases in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack is increasing as many people are coming to the city from different places. One positive person is infecting multiple persons. Hence the cases are increasing.

Mohapatra said the daily infections is also increasing rapidly in western Odisha. He assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals even as the State reported over 8,000 daily infections today, highest since the outbreak of pandemic.

Mohapatra said, “There is no shortage of beds at the hospitals so far. While the occupancy of ICU beds is around 53%, for ventilators and general beds it is around 33% to35 % and 36% respectively.”

Covid Resurgence: Possibilities Of Community-Level Transmission In Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Cautions Odisha Health Director

“The infections are increasing in western Odisha. But there are no problems. We are monitoring the situation daily and accordingly increasing the number of beds when and wherever it is required,” he informed.

Meanwhile, former AIIMS Director Ashok Mohapatra has advised to come up with new strategies to curb exploding cases of Covid-19 infection in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

“Gathering in vegetable, fish markets and liquor shops are the main reason behind exponential rise in cases,” he said adding that, New strategies are need of the hour,” Mohapatra said.

Notably, Odisha reported 8386 new infections in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative caseload tally to 42,8515 in the State.

The cases exploded in Khordha as district reported 1840 cases in last one day, while Cuttack reported 496 cases.

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