COVID-19 at the doorstep of Paralakhemundi…

Paralakhemundi(Special Opinion) High Alert in Gajapati district after coronavirus detected boarder villages of Andhra Pradesh & Odisha. paralakhemundi town  Coronavirus has knocked the door of Paralakhemundi as 3 persons of Kaguvada village under Pathpatnam Mandalam of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh about 3-km away from Paralakhemundi including one old-couple and their 25-years-old daughter tested Corona positive. These 3 have been admitted in GEMS Covid Hospital at Srikakulam.Meanwhile Srikakulam district administration has locked down 27 villages under Pathpatnam Mandalam to check further spread of the virus.These 3 have been tested positive after the 28-years-old son-in-law of the couple who works in Indian Railway returned from New Delhi on March 19 last. Earlier he was tested Corona positive and was staying in the father-in-law house along with his wife and son. Though he tested negative at Kakinada Testing Centre, his father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law were tested positive on April 22 last.This 28-years-old son-in-law of the Kaguvada village had also visited two houses in Danka Sahi and Bagati Sahi of Paralakhemundi on April 18 last, according to track record.Meanwhile some villagers from Vanna under Kasinagar Tahasil and Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district informed that certain persons came from Siddhi under Pathpatnam Mandalam. They had visited a marriage ceremony recently where suspected Pathpatnam patient was also present.A 25-years-old pregnant woman came from Bihar to Siddhi two months ago came to Vanna village under Kasinagar Tahasil a week ago. Nine persons have travelled Siddhi, Pathpatnam, Kuddigram (all in AP), Vistala (Odisha) via loop lane in AP (currently closed and naka built), K Sitapur, Kharada, Kasinagar and Vanna (Khandava).Don’t be afraid. Be cautious. Maintain social distancing while you go out of your house. Strictly obey the guidelines of the government. Stay home and be safe. We have to fight and win over Corona.

by Pratap Kumar Padhi

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