Bhubaneswar: People who have not registered for Covid vaccination and have not received appointment confirmation messages on their mobile phones have been urged not to hang around in front of Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) leading to unnecessary crowding.
Similarly, vegetable haats and markets have been decentralised. Therefore, people have been warned not to crowd at shops selling fish, meat, groceries etc. The public has been asked to buy their food and ration items from the nearest shops.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra while reviewing the situation on the first day of the lockdown in a meeting held at Lok Seva Bhawan through virtual mode directed urban area authorities to sensitize people on these through miking.
Mahapatra directed police officials for strict enforcement of lockdown regulations from tomorrow.
The Chief Secretary asked senior officers of the administration to visit different places where crowding has been reported.
He directed officials to contain the transmission rate in the next 6-7 days through awareness and strict enforcement of lockdown.
He said during the lockdown, offices connected with vaccination, health service, Covid testing and essential services shall remain open.
Shops selling vegetables, groceries and other essentials shall remain open from 6 AM till 12 noon, he added.
The meeting was attended by Development Commissioner-cum-Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, DGP Abhay, Principal Secretary Anu Garg, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary, CMC Commissioner Ananya Das and senior officials of the concerned departments. Twin City Police Commissioner SK Priyadarshi made a presentation on field level implementation of lockdown.