Berhampur: Ganjam district administration has declared Matia Sahi village of Baghalati Panchayat in Kukudakhandi block as a COVID-19 hotspot.
Berhampur sub-collector issued the orders after confirming reports about 130 persons from this region had returned from Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar. A couple of days back, three persons from a family tested positive for coronavirus in Bomikhal.
To contain the spread of COVID-19 in the region, these persons have been quaratined and the area has been sealed.
In another development, the district administration today made masks compulsory for anyone who ventures out of home. If anyone violates this order, then he or she will be fined Rs 1,000 in urban areas and Rs 500 in rural areas, the district administration tweeted.
“Use cotton clothes mask, Rumal (handkerchief), or scarf to cover nose and mouth,” it added.