Via a special air cargo, the odisha govt airlifted Covid 19 test kits, for 4000 tests, reagents and Viral Transport medium kits from Mumbai on Thursday.
This is to strenghten up the state government’s efforts and to pace up the testing facilities. The state will also be purchasing 1 lakh rapid test kits thats is approved by the ICMR. Also the cabinet agreed on an ordinance that will enhance the punishments. To meet the urgent and quick needs for tackling the covid 19,the state government also increased its contigency fund from Rs 400 crore to Rs 2000 crores.
The south eastern state also imposed strict laws during the lockdown period .
Although the state has not seen many cases of the virus, with 48 infected across the state, Naveen Patnaik led govt is ensuring every means to slow the virus spread , a total of 1597 beds have been seet up in 6 districts