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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In view of spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi and its nearby places, Odisha government has issued an advisory for special measures at the railway stations and airports in the State to keep the infections at bay.

“Hundreds of travellers are returning from Delhi and its nearby areas to the State by trains and flights. Hence special measures should be taken for the screening of the passengers at the railway stations and airports,” read the advisory issued by Health Minister Naba Kishore Das to Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department.

Earlier a couple of days back, the Health Department had written to all district Collectors to prepare micro planning to keep the rate of infection in check. It was also advised that elaborate arrangement should be made at the places that will witness surge in infection.

As per experts, Delhi has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases due to the XE variant of the virus. However, the new mutated variant of the virus is yet to be detected in Odisha.

(Edited By Ramakant Biswas)

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