Odisha Govt To Take Stringent Action Against Quarantine Violators

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today warned stringent action for not following prescribed routes and people violating norms at government quarantine centres.

Briefing a presser today, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy warned violators, who have returned from other states to Odisha, of ‘strict action’ for not following the norms at quarantine centres.

“The returnees, who are creating nuisance and escaping from quarantine centres, will be shifted and will be kept at quarantine centres away from their districts. If they violate the rules, will face arrest. Their quarantine period will be extended and no incentive will be paid after completion of quarantine period,” said Tripathy.

He directed the Sarpanches whom the state has delegated powers of District Collectors, to closely monitor the quarantine conditions and take necessary action against the violators.

“Some buses ferrying migrants from other States are not following prescribed route norms; stern action will be taken against such vehicles; buses without passes and overcrowded will not be allowed to enter Odisha,” added the Chief Secretary.

He also said, the in the last two months, “we have been able to contain COVID-19 spread in Odisha. A lot of frontline workers are working 24/7 across the State; we don’t want to comprise it at any level.”

Besides, Tripathy lauded the migrants who reached today in Odisha from Kerala by a special train.

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