The administration of Odisha has ramped up its preparedness to contain the spread of coronavirus as the districts of Odisha are gearing up for a lockdown from midnight 25 March 2020. Not only did the Collector Manish Agarwal ask the people to stay at home during the lockdown period but also warned the businessmen of stern legal action if they are found selling notified essential commodities at higher prices.
A ban has been imposed at notified shops on a gathering of more than seven persons where consumers are required to maintain social distancing of one metre.
Most schools, managed by the SC&ST department, disbursed stipends to hostel inmates while strictly adhering to COVID-19 guidelines on the day. In order to avoid the crowd and maintain social distancing, authorities in Satiguda Government (SSD) Girls High School disbursed three- month stipend to the hostel inmates.