Odisha Seals Its Borders to Stop Exodus of People


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has sealed its borders with neighbouring States in a bid to stop exodus of people including migrant workers to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

The State shares its borders with Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
Amidst reports claiming that a large number of people were seen entering the State by road using hired private vehicles and several others found walking from other states to return Odisha, the State Government sealed its borders effectively to check movements of the people during lockdown, sources said.

After allowing nearly 90,000 people to enter the State by the first week of March, the State Government now sealed its borders to restrict movement of the people.

Meanwhile, the Odisha Government has appointed nodal officers to help mitigate the hardship of migrant workers from the State stranded in other States amid country-wide lockdown for Coronavirus.

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