Three Nizamuddin virus hotspot returnees quarantined, efforts on to trace others in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: So far the State government is aware of three persons who returned from Nizamuddin virus hotspot and all of them have been quarantined while efforts are on to trace others, informed Odisha Govt’s Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi.

Addressing a press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here these evening, Bagchi also informed that workers from other States stranded in Odisha have been provided with shelter and food. “Till now, about 19,838 workers have been taken care of in 276 temporary camps. and a 24-hour helpline no-18003456703 is functioning to facilitate these people,” he said.

Informing about the cooked food arrangements for the destitute and helpless people in Gram Panchayats and urban areas, Bagchi said,” Today, 1,75,385 persons in 4338 Gram Panchayats and 14,383 persons in 114 ULBs of the State have been provided cooked food.”

The Spokesman on Coronavirus, Subroto Bagchi also informed that with the introduction of the COVID Test facility in SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, the number of Test Centres in Odisha went up to three. Earlier, the test centres were started at RMRC and AIIMS in Bhubaneswar. “Government is taking expeditious steps to start test units at other two Medical Colleges,” he added.

Bagchi also informed that 377 quarantine centres have been identified with 32,538 no of beds in 114 ULBs in the State.

Further, the COVID-19 Spokesman informed that the morning of 30th to the morning of 31st March, 209 cases have been registered by the Police in the state for different violations of regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. This includes 198 cases for lockdown violation, 2 cases for ‘Home Quarantine’ violation and 9 cases for violation of other issues.

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