IMD has predicted that a fresh low pressure would be formed over the northeast Bay of Bengal around 20th September. Due to this, many parts of the state will witness medium to heavy rainfall activity for a few days. The department has issued a yellow and orange warning for Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, and Nabarangpur.

Under Home Isolation, There Are 70 Percent COVID-19 Positive Patients

As per the information provided by Shalini Pandit, Director of National Health Mission, around 70 percent of COVID-19 positive cases are from home isolation. She also stated that Odisha is not in a better position than the other states and is successfully dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The daily tests have been increased to around 50,000.

Commissionerate Police Shuts Down 41 Shops and Fines 2833 People

The Twin City Commissionerate Police have now intensified its action against the violators of COVID-19 guidelines. As per the report, in the last 24 hours, Commissionerate Police have sealed at least 41 shops and fined 2,833 people in Bhubaneswar regarding this. In Cuttack, police have sealed three shops while imposing fine on 1186 people.

The State Witnesses More 4101 COVID-19 Recoveries

On Friday, Odisha witnessed more 4010 COVID-19 positive recovery cases, and 11 districts have reported above 100 recoveries. 782 patients recovered in Khurdha, and 550 were from Cuttack. The recovery cases in the state are gradually rising, and with the new recoveries, the total recovered cases in the state are 1,37,567.

Bhubaneswar’s COVID-19 Curve Is Flattening: BMC

Prem Chandra Chaudhary, BMC Commissioner, has informed that COVID-19 positive cases in the capital city are now getting down in comparison to daily tests. The condition will improve in the coming days, he further added. Last week, more than 5000 positive cases were reported, but now it remains under 4000 to 5000.

Mismanagement in SCB COVID-19 Ward, 3-Member Committee Formed by SCB Authorities

SCB authorities have formed a 3-member committee to carry out a detailed probe in the case of alleged mismanagement in the hospital’s COVID ward. As per the report, the commit has been directed to submit the complete report on Saturday. The committee comprises a manager, an emergency authority doctor, and an additional superintendent.

Bhubaneswar Judicial Complex Turns into Containment Zone

After the detection of multiple COVID-19 positive cases, BMC- Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has made Bhubaneswar Judicial Complex and DLSA as a containment zone, and the effect will begin from 19th September to 25th September. There will be no public movement in the contentment zone. People living in the containment zone have advised remaining at home.