Odisha puts 82,248 in self-quarantine
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked 82,248 people to remain in self-quarantine as they have recently returned either from abroad or from other states in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Wednesday.
The number of COVID-19 patients remained two in Odisha.
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 no virus.
Therefore, they need to undergo 14-day self-quarantine,” Bagchi said.
The 4,015 foreign returnees will also be kept under self-quarantine, he said.
Bagchi said as on 12 noon Wednesday, 133 samples were sent for COVID-19 examination and reports of 129 samples have been obtained. Reports of other four samples are pending. No new positive case has been found.
“Therefore, the number of positive case stands at 2,” he said.