Bhubaneswar, Odisha Government continues to ensure smooth despatch of medical oxygen to the needy states. As per information from Odisha Police, as many years 37 tankers carrying about 510 tons of medical oxygen from different oxygen producing plants of the state including the Rourkela Steel Plant, have been escorted by the police to different states including Delhi and Maharashtra during the last 24 hours.
Odisha Police has created green corridors for speedy transportation of the oxygen tankers to other states. Back home in Odisha, covid-19 infection continues to surge ahead with state’s total positive tally breaching the four lakh mark. As many as 6647 fresh cases have been reported from all the 30 districts of the state during the last 24 hours taking the active caseload of the state beyond 43 thousand. Meanwhile, all the urban areas of the state are undergoing weekend shutdown for the second day today, barring certain essential activities.