Balasore: The successful implementation of COVID-19 norms depends not only on the local administration but also on the residents. Recently in Balasore blatant disregard to not just these regulations but also to personal safety has come to fore.
The incident occurred during the immersion of the idol of Lord Vishwakarma in Choumukha and Dagara villages under Baliapal police limits. In the video which has surfaced, the locals are seen dancing to live music. They are seen not maintaining social distancing and are sans face masks.
Sources revealed that the villagers also had not taken necessary permission to conduct the social gathering, which is a prerequisite in recent times.
Certain sections of the society also raised questions on the local administration and police not taking proper action. An official statement is however awaited.