BMC declares containment zone in Dumduma area


Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday declared Subhash Nagar slum in Dumduma area as containment zone after detection of several COVID-19 positive cases from the area.

As many as six COVID-19 cases have been detected from Subhash Nagar slum in the last two days.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary informed that Subhash Nagar slum in Dumduma area has been declared as containment zone to control the spread of coronavirus.

 “Active surveillance and contact tracing activities will be undertaken for the next seven days. If no positive case is detected during active surveillance, necessary steps will be further taken to extend or de-contain the area,” Chaudhary said.

Containment restrictions in following areas in Dumduma:

  • Hanuman Mandir (Dumduma) near NH-5 to the intersection of Plot No 373 and Plot No 323 Dumdums via Shani Temple
  • Intersection of Plot No 373 and Plot No 323 Dumduma to the intersection of Plot No 261 and Plot No 258
  • Intersection of Plot No 261 and Plot No 258 to Hanuman Temple near NH-5 via Shani Temple and Dinabandhu Fair price shop.

No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants within the containment zone shall not move out.

While the shopping establishments will remain closed, the supply of essential and medical requirements will only be ensured through various teams formed by the BMC.

All the government and private institutions within the boundary of containment zone will remain closed.

As many as 19 persons in Bhubaneswar have tested positive for deadly coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

While 15 cases are local contacts, the remaining four cases have been reported from quarantine centres, informed BMC.