Odisha government asks 82,248 people to self-quarantine
Keeping in mind the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, the Odisha government has asked 82,248 people to remain in self-quarantine as they have recently returned either from abroad or from other states, an official said. The count of COVID-19 patients is two till now.
The state government’s chief COVID-19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said 78,233 people returned from other states within India, while 4,015 others have reached Odisha from foreign countries recently.
We cannot say for certain that none of the 78,233 people who returned to Odisha from other states have are free from virus. Therefore, they need to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine," Bagchi said.
The 4,015 foreign returnees will also be kept under self-quarantine, he said.
Bagchi said, 133 samples were sent for COVID-19 examination and reports of 129 samples have been obtained. Reports of other 4 samples are pending. No new positive case has been found.