The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has sought permission of the Orissa High Court (HC) to allow kalyan mandaps in the city to operate on conditional licence.
Dreaded gangster SK Hyder, who had slipped away from SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack on April 10, was nabbed from Telangana on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the dreaded gangster’s aide Yakub Khan who used to bring him biryani surrendered before Chauliaganj police.
Fresh stock of vaccine is expected to be received by Saturday evening after which the drive will resume, he added.
Mahanga BDO Nihar Ranjan Mallick, however, refused to comment on the issue and said steps will be taken for maintaining social distance at the government programmes.
Of the cases detected in the CMC area, five are home quarantine cases while the rest six are local contacts from Chandni Chowk, Nimchouri, Odia Bazar, Kesharpur, Hanuman Chhak and CDA-Sector-7.
Admitting that home isolation remains an area of concern, district Covid nodal officer, Dr Umesh Ray said steps are being taken to streamline the process.
A maximum of 100 persons will be allowed at marriage functions with strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour and maintenance of social distancing.
President Ram Nath Kovind, V-P M Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi and several other dignitaries greeted the people of the State on the occasion.
Around 150 political leaders and BJD party workers congregated on its pedestal throwing the social distancing norm to the wind. Most of them were found wearing masks below their chin or nose.
CMC Executive Engineer Bhagyadhar Sahoo said he is unaware of any drain work being carried out by the civic body in the locality.
R value represents the number of people one patient can infect and the number above one means the number of infection is rising.
Of the six cases detected from rural areas, four have been reported from Tangi and two from Nischintakoili and Badamba.
31 samples have been collected from Sri Sri University for RT-PCR test after a student tested positive for the virus.
Authorities of Cuttack Municipal Corporation are yet to chalk out any strategy and intensify the enforcement activities against COVID-19 protocol violations.