Berhampur, April 2 -- At least 34 Danduas, main actors of popular seasonal folk dance Danda Nata, have been arrested from several villages in Odisha's Ganjam district for allegedly trying to perform by violating the lockdown norms imposed to prevent the spread COVID-19 (coronavirus), police said on Thursday.

While nine Danduas were arrested from two different villages in Gangapur area by police on Wednesday, 15 performers from Hinjili and 10 from Purushottampur areas were arrested earlier this week, a police official said.

While five Danduas were arrested from Palaksandha village, and four Danduas were held from Netenga village under Gangapur area on Wednesday.

They were arrested before the performances began, the Sub-Divisional Police O...