Balasore, May 17: The Balasore district administration on Monday declared at least five villages in Nilagiri area as micro containment zones due to surge in Covid-19 cases in the region, officials said.
Five villages such as Jadibali, Sialghati, Naranpur, Punasia and Bholagodia under Nilagiri block of the district have been declared containment zones for next seven days, informed Nilagiri Sub-collector Harish Chandra Jena.
The local police have sealed these villages and restricted unnecessary movement to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Balasore district recorded 354 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, according to the state Health and Family Department.
At present, the district has 8,225 active cases.