Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday reviewed the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the State and directed the DG Police to supervise the enforcement of Covid guidelines in the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Stating that more than 1.25 lakh persons have recovered from Covid, Patnaik said, ” I would like to appreciate the efforts of health functionaries and Covid warriors in this regard. More than one lakh have recovered in the last 5 weeks itself.”
“While I get good feedback about Enforcement activities throughout the State, the feedback regarding Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate area is not encouraging. I have been repeatedly harping on this.” He directed DG police must directly look into this and do the needful as being done throughout the State.

The chief minister directed the collectors to take care of the rural people who are in dire straits.

“Basically Collectors must ensure scaled up activities in livelihood sectors coupled with increased fund flow. This is the only way by which we can protect rural Odisha particularly poor people from the impact of Economic slowdown.”
“You all might be aware that the last quarter economic growth of country is minus 23%”, Patnaik pointed out and said,”Let us not allow people to be affected by this.