He said details of the exact strain of the new Covid infection and mutation has not been assessed yet. He expressed concern that the number of Covid cases is on the rise.
The current rate of increase in Covid positive cases indicates that possibilities of a situation similar to Chhattisgarh cannot be ruled out in Odisha, he contended.
It may be noted that night curfew has been imposed in 10 districts in western Odisha bordering Chhattusgarh in view of sharp rise in Covid positive cases in the neighbouring State. Odisha continued witnessing increased in daily Covid cases today. It saw 879 new cases today.