Bhubaneswar Odisha Govt gearing up for contact tracing in COVID-19 hotspots in Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts to trace the people who have recently returned from other states, especially West Bengal.
The state government has imposed a 60-hour complete shutdown from 10 pm Thursday till April 26 in the three districts following a rise of COVID-19 cases.
The administrations of the three districts with help of sarpanchs (village heads) and urban local body functionaries have launched a drive to trace the people who had come in contact with coronavirus patients.
It has come to light that almost all coronavirus patients in the three districts either had a travel history to West Bengal or they had come in contact with returnees from other states.
As part of measures to prevent entry of people from Bengal, the police chief said 37 roads connecting Balasore district to the neighbouring state are now manned by Odisha Police.