Odisha Government announces 60-hour complete shutdown amid rising coronavirus cases

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Coronavirus Cases in Odisha
Coronavirus Cases in Odisha

Odisha : The Odisha government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown on the three districts - Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur – for 60 hours after fresh coronavirus cases were reported from the areas.

The complete shutdown will be effective from 10 PM on April 23 till April 26.

At least four persons – including a 48-year-old female, 70-year-old female, 80-year-old female and a 21-year-old male – tested postive for COVID-19 in Odisha’s Jajpur district, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 87.

So far, Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, has reported the maximum number of cases at 46, followed by Jajpur at 12, Bhadrak at 11 and Balasore at eight.