#Odisha Chief Secretary unveils #COVID strategy for #Bhubaneswar; 5000 tests to be done within 7 days in city

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy unveils COVID strategy for Bhubaneswar after 46 positive cases reported from Temple city .

“We have prepared Bhubaneswar Strategy in lockdown2 under which we will begin maximizing testing of samples from Bhubaneswar to look into the epidemiological study of COVID19 in the city,” State Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.

Restrictions lifted in 2 #COVID19 containment zones in Bhubaneswar, active surveillance on in rest 3 zones. 1958 (38%) of total samples collected is from Bhubaneswar. In next 7 days, we’ll collect 5000 samples here says Chief Secretary .

Odisha govt providing best COVID19 treatment possible, so in case where someone is necessitated to be included under Bhubaneswar Strategy mass testing, but he or she is not willing to voluntarily cooperate, we will take help of admin, police & take necessary action says Chief Secretary .

Under Bhubaneswar Strategy, Odisha has prepared a priority-basis methodology for COVID testing

Priority 1: SARI patients, health workers in #COVID19 hotspots
Priority 2: Police, sanitation, COVID workers
Priority 3: People above 60 with co-morbidity
Priority 4: Random population