Night Curfew Returns to ‘Green Zone’ Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: The Malkangiri district administration on Monday announced the enforcement of night curfew till 31 March in view of the spike in COVID-19 infections in other parts of the State.

Significantly the district located along the hilly and forested ambience on the southernmost tip of the State has turned into a green zone and has become ‘coronavirus free’ as no active case exists there. Still the night curfew was enforced amid reports of flagrant violation of COVID-19 protocol, said an official of the district administration.

It’s a precautionary measure to curb the virus resurgence. There is no cause for alarm. In the past two days, no positive cases were detected in the district, he added. The night curfew will remain in force in Malkangiri from 9 PM to 6 AM between March 23 and 31, 2021, he added.

The district had a caseload of 5,246 positive cases till the first covid infection was detected in April last year. Of them 5,218 patients were cured of the disease while 20 succumbed to the infections. Three patients died of co-morbidity factors. Currently, the district has zero prevalence of COVID-19.

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