Odisha: 246 Foreign Returnees Test Positive For Covid-19

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Bhubaneswar: Around 246 people, who recently returned from foreign countries to Odisha, have tested positive for Covid-19, informed Ajay Parida, Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The institute has received 246 COVID-19 positive samples of foreign returnees from various districts after November 29, said the official.

The samples will undergo genome sequencing for ascertaining the presence of Omicron variant, he added.

As per the ILS Director, both the Centre and Odisha government have adopted a proactive approach and focus is being given on testing and tracking of the returnees.

 

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