Chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra

COVID resurgence: Odisha govt asks officials to follow Covid norms

Bhubaneswar: In view of the resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Friday advised all government offices to hold meetings over virtual mode and follow Coronavirus protocols.

The General Administration & Public Grievance Department reinforced its June 8, 2020 order specifying strict guidelines for containment of Covid19 infections in the state.

It said reports have been received from some parts of the state about resurgence of the pandemic.

“It is advised to ordinarily hold meetings over virtual mode until further orders. In case a physical meeting is necessitated, seating may be arranged so that appropriate physical distance amongst the participants is maintained,” said the department.

It has also been directed for implementation of COVID-19 guidelines like social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of masks in the offices.