BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing an increase in the number of newly detected Covid-19 positive cases in the city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday issued an advisory for strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
In its order, the civic body asked the city residents and floating population to wear masks appropriately while moving out and while in public places. All citizens should maintain social distancing of two meters among themselves at all times while in public places.
All malls/shop/store owners should ensure social distancing about two meters within their premises. People should maintain hand hygiene frequently and observe appropriate coughing/sneezing etiquettes. Residents of the city should refrain from spitting in public places.
The managers/head/CEOs of offices should ensure that their employees follow Covid appropriate behaviour in their offices. “Any violations in these aspects will attract penal provisions of the Odisha Covid-19 regulations and amendments made from time to time,” said the official order of the civic body.
BMC mayor Sulochana Das and BMC commissioner Vijaya Amrut Kulange discussed in a meeting held here on Thursday on the increasing trend of Covid-19 in Bhubaneswar.
The officials took decisions in the meeting that testing will be increased in the city. Each government hospital has a testing team. Hospital bed numbers have been increased from 25 to 90 reviewing present load.
Schools will be informed through block education officers (BEO) and concerned principals to educate students and parents for vaccination. All schools will be informed to organise vaccination in their respective schools. People can use helpline number 1929 for any query of citizens.