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Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday made the name and address of the 5th COVID-19 positive case detected in AIIMS Bhubaneswar public. Addressing a presser Thursday, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury said that the decision has been taken in the larger interest of people to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The 60-year-old man who was tested positive yesterday is Pradipta Kumar Dalabehera of Plot No 37, Unit -7, Ward No 46 in Surya Nagar of Bhubaneswar. He is currently admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar with multiple co-morbid conditions.

The Commissioner revealed that the fifth positive case does not have any recent travel history to any other country or State outside Odisha.

A press release issued by the BMC said, "With the prescribed procedure of contact tracing, it seems impossible to establish and identify all contacts. To check the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19, it is essential in the public interest to know the possible contacts of the detected cases where there is no travel history and also trace all the people who could have been potentially infected by such positive cases."

The top official of the civic body further urged everyone who has been in contact with him since March 1, 2020, to remain in home quarantine forthwith. "The details of the 5th COVID-19 patient have been disclosed with an intention to safeguard the public who have come in contact with him since March 1, 2020. Those who have been in contact with him shall remain in home quarantine forthwith for 14 days from the date of contact and register in Odisha government's Helpline Number 104 in case they develop any symptoms," said Choudhury.

Moreover, the Commissioner warned that people indulging in social discrimination directly or indirectly against Dalabehera or his family members would invite the strictest action. Any violation of the same shall be punishable under IPC section 188 and the relevant provision of Epidemic Disease Act 1897.

Meanwhile, the Health & Family Welfare department has revealed the detailed case history of the 5th COVID-19 positive from Odisha.

As per the information shared, the patient had first visited Mahashakti clinic at Surya Nagar on March 5 post developing a severe cold. He again visited the same clinic on March 12 after developing cough. Later on March 27, he experienced difficulty in breathing following which he visited IMS SUM Hospital OPD in the afternoon. He then visited AIIMS OPD on March 27 and again on March 31 for admission due to respiratory disorders. His sample was collected on the same day for testing and the next day he was tested positive.

case history of coronavirus Patient 5 in Odisha

BMC Says Entire Area Will Be SEALED

The affected ward is hereby notified as a restricted zone to check the further spread of the highly contagious COVID-19. All entry and exit points would be barricaded until further orders.

Sharing details, Choudhury informed that Gopandhu Square to LIC Square- Ganganagar Chhak- Siripur Chhak- Gopabandhu would be sealed.

"We will ensure all issues related to sanitation, health or timely supply of essential commodities and services are looked after. A medical team has also been formed to make a house-to-house inspection in the area," the Commissioner said.

Here's the press release of BMC:

name address of covid-19 patient in Odisha

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