Odisha To Intensify COVID-19 Lockdown, Social Distancing Measures

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday chaired a review meeting of the implementation of COVID-19 preventive methods in the State where it was decided to implement lockdown and social distancing measures more strictly in both the urban and rural areas.

Development Commissioner Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary and SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries of concerned departments and Nodal officers engaged for Covid-19 presented the updates and necessary solutions were worked out with detail deliberations.

Tripathy was briefed on the updates and issues relating to assistance to the Odia people stranded in other States and other State people stranded in Odisha, transport of essential goods to different parts of the State and feeding programme at Panchayat and ULB level.

Besides, maintenance of social distancing, distribution of various types of social assistance pensions, arrangement of medical campus at Panchayat level, development of Covid-19 critical care units, roping in of NGO and Inter-agency Group volunteers for extending help to people was discussed in the meeting.

After going through the updates and issues, Tripathy directed to intensify the feeding programme at GP level and provide food to all in need of it.