Angul: Amid rising concern over increasing cases of Covid-19, the Angul district administration on Saturday restricts entry of people from Ganjam and Jajpur districts and made 14 days of quarantine mandatory for those visiting the district.
Angul Collector in a modified order notified the ban on the entry of people from Ganjam and Jajpur districts. Anyone coming from these districts on some compelling ground, he/she shall be kept in the institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days.
It has been noticed that people coming from Ganjam and Jajpur district are mostly found to be Covid-19 positive and they are spreading it to others. So it’s very essential to take strict measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, informed the Collector.
Any person violating the order shall be liable to be proceeded against as per provisions of Sec 51 to 60 for the Disaster Management Act 2005, Besides, legal action would be taken against them under Sec 188 of IPC.
Till now, Angul district witnessed 122 positive cases including 29 active cases. Out of which 92 have recovered and one succumbed to the deadly virus.