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02 Positive Out Of 70


Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha Government on COVID-19 has said as
 on 21 March, 70 samples were sent to be tested out of which reports on 69 samples have been obtained. 02 found positive and one report is awaited.


Briefing Media on 21 March, Mr.Bagchi said that health condition of 02 identified patients' remains stable and It is reported that 56 persons had contact with the patient. Communication has been made with 53 persons while effort is on to communicate rest 03 persons for which 09 monitoring teams are working for the purpose.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Secretary Information and Public Relations also briefed Media.
 
3236 persons have been registered through 104 Helpline and 23 persons who had contact with COVID-19 affected patient are in Hospital Isolation.

The State Government has issued the regulations/advisory for prevention of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) under Section-2 of the Epidemic Disease Act-1897 and in conformity with Rule-17 of guidelines issued by the Press Council of India.

Now No Media shall publish the name and address of the person infected/affected with COVID-19 Virus, his /her parents, relatives, the doctor treating the patient and the assisting medical staff, obtained through any source, in any Print/Electronics/Web/Social Media.

No Media shall interview any patient affected with COVID-19, his/her parents/relatives/treating doctors, assisting medical staff, in any form.

Any person disobeying any regulation or order made under the above provisions shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Section -188 of IPC
(45 of 1860) as per section-3 of the Epidemic Disease Act-1897.

In this time of COVID-19 scare to provide food security to poor, distressed and left-out eligible beneficiaries, Government has decided to enhance coverage of 5 lakh beneficiaries under the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS).

These beneficiaries will get 5 Kgs of rice per person per month @ Re. 1/- per Kg from this tri-monthly allotment cycle of April, May & June 2020. Distribution of rice among the beneficiaries will be started from 24th March onwards.

All the Hostels managed by School and Mass Education Department will be closed except for students who are not picked up by parents/ guardians.

Mid-day Meal ration to the students for 3 months will be given in advance at one go, in the form of a signed coupon to be given by the Headmaster to each parent. They can lift rice from near PDS outlet, tagged to the school. The tagging will be finalised by the Block Education Officer.

Necessary direction has been issued to District Education Officer and Dist Civil Supplies Officer in this regard.

Hostels of Special Schools and Therapy Centres under SSEPD Department have been closed till 30th June. The Boarders will be given 1200/- per month for 3 months as fooding and other assistance in advance. Besides, each beneficiary will be given maximum Rs. 500 as conveyance to return to his/her home along with an attendant/assistant.

Extensive Awareness Campaign on COVID-19 in Rural areas has been started from 19th, involving the representatives of 3-tier Panchayatiraj System. Zilla Parishad level meetings are being held today across the State.

To maintain cleanliness in urban areas, 'Swachha Sathis' have been given responsibility of awareness program, said he.
 
 


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