Jharsuguda : A case against two persons has been lodged at Brajrajnagar police station by Jharsuguda District Administration on Sunday, for holding a social function in Brajrajnagar which lead to a spike in COVID Positive case in Brajrajnagar Area.

On Sunday, Jharsuguda District reported 25 Positive case, 20 positive cases belonged from Brajrajnagar including 17 from Containment Zone, 2 from Mandalia in Brajrajnagar and 1 from TMC Gurudwara Road, Brajrajnagar,  whereas 5 cases were reported from Jharsuguda Municipality Area.

As reported, A woman who had returned from Gurgaon was living in Home quarantine and had celebrated her kid’s birthday party and invited neighbours. Later the attendees of this birthday party had also attended another Anniversary party in their locality. After which around 17 people were found COVID Positive after coming contact with her.

Taking stern action against this violation, Jharsuguda District administration has lodged an FIR against the two family head for organising these social functions.

Jharsuguda District Collector Saroj Kumar Samal Said,” There is a Containment Zone in OPM area under Brajrajnagar. In this Containment zone, around 17 people have been found to be COVID positive. All CVOID Cases has come in contact with a woman who had come from Gurgaon on 6th June. Her Swab was collected on 14th June and later she was had found Positive and was in Home Quarantine. After conducting her contact tracing, initially, it was learnt that around 17 people came on her contact tracing but later it was learnt that  She and her family had organised a birthday party of her kid and had invited neighbours in this party, which was against the Home Quarantine norms. Later the attendees of this party had also visited another Anniversary Party organise don the occasion of 25th Anniversary. Both family heads had violated the norms by organising such social function. So, in this regard,  We are taking action against the family heads of both families who had organised such social function under section 51 of Disaster Management Act along with 279, 271, 188 of IPC .”