Bhubaneswar: A total of 8830 people have returned to the state in the past 24 hours after Odisha government initiated steps to bring back stranded migrants, informed Government’s Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi on Monday.
Addressing the scheduled presser at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi said, “Of the 8,830 returnees, 6382 came in buses and 2409 people arrived by trains while 39 persons returned to the state through other means of transport during the period.”
Bagchi further informed that 4.92 lakh more are likely to return to the state in the coming days.
On the violation of the quarantine norms, Bagchi said the carelessness and indiscipline by a handful of people out of the 8,830 returnees will jeopardize the rest 4.92 lakh stranded people of the state. The returnees who will escape quarantine centres will definitely put lives of their own families at risk, he added.
The COVID spokesperson said that people who wish to come back to the state will have to mandatorily follow the norms set by the state government. They will have to register on COVID-19 portal before their return and undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine at temporary medical camps.