06 April 2020
Bhubaneswar: Taking to Twitter, the Health and Family Welfare Department has clarified that almost all coronavirus positive cases from Bomikhal area of Capital belong to a single family.
The tweet said that there are about 30 active COVID-19 positive cases. Most of them are linked to the first cases confirmed in Surya Nagar and Bomikhal.
Bhubaneshwar has about 30 active COVID positive cases. Most of them are linked to the first cases confirmed in Surya Nagar and Bomikhal. Almost all cases of Bomikhal are from one family. Both the clusters sealed and put under active surveillance. No need to panic @CMO_Odisha— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 6, 2020
In yet another tweet, the official handle mentioned that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the State. He has directed the local administration to arrange basic supplies for people in the containment areas and ensure the safety of doctors and front-line workers doing house to house surveys.
Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri @Naveen_Odisha is closely monitoring the COVID situation in the State. He has directed local administration to arrange basic supplies for people in the containment areas and ensure safety of doctors and front line workers doing house to house surveys.— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 6, 2020
Till Sunday night, 19 positive cases were detected in Bomikhal eventually turning it into a COVID-19 hotspot of the State Capital. Earlier, on Friday, three siblings of a family had tested positive for COVID-19. Soon after this, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation had declared Bomikhal and its adjoining areas as 'Containment Zone' and sealed it till further orders.