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3 Doctors & 19 Nurses Quarantined In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 3 doctors, 19 nurses and paramedical staff have been mandatorily put in quarantine as they came in direct contact with the recent COVID-19 positive cases in Jajpur, informed Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das today.

“The recent confirmed cases had come in direct contact with some doctors & paramedical staff at the medical outdoor ward. So we have put all of them in quarantine at the Jajpur COVID care centre. All their family members have also been advised to remain in home quarantine,” said Das.

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“This morning, we discussed on the ground situation with BDOs, Tehsildar, IICs, CDPO and local field functionaries through video conferencing. A surveillance team of the government will also reach the district to look after augmentation of services, suggest fresh protocol if any, issue advisory for doctors, and if required streamline the arrangements in place now,” the Collector informed.

Throwing more light on the strategy of the administration, Das informed, “Around 700 people who have returned from West Bengal and other neighbouring States have registered themselves. There are many other WB returnees who did not register, may be out of fear. So we have directed the local authorities and police to trace all these people and compulsorily put them in the government quarantine facility. Those violating private quarantine guidelines also would be shifted to government centres.”

“The contact tracing of the recent cases is complete. Sample testing will be done today. Active surveillance and door to door survey will commence in the containment zones today. The positive thing is there is no indication of community spread of the virus so far,” Das said.

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Large Number Of Trespassers Entered Odisha In Last 2 Months

Post a field inspection of Balasore today along with DGP Abhay, State Revenue Divisional Commissioner Anil Samal said that a large number of people have trespassed into the district from neighbouring States in the past two months. “The WB returnees have been enlisted. Those who have returned in the last 14 days are being identified and placed under quarantine. Sample testing of these persons will be done on a priority basis,” he said.

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