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2 Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Staff, 1 Driver Test Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Two officials of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have tested positive for COVID-19. As per preliminary reports, two engineers and a driver have been found to have contracted coronavirus infection.

Sources said the two officials had taken leave and recently visited a particular district in Odisha. Both of them were tested for COVID-19 after their return to Bhubaneswar, informed BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary.

“As a precautionary measure, we have sealed the engineering department and other staff of the department who had come in contact with both the officials in the past have been asked to remain in home quarantine,” said Chaudhary.

Chaudhary further informed that the BMC officials of the engineering wing have now been sent to COVID Care Centre. The driver, who has been tested positive for COVID-19, is not a staff of BMC, he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that there has been a sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar. Out of the 27 positive cases reported from Khurda district in the last 24 hours, 19 are from Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits

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With the detection of 19 new cases, the COVID-19 tally in Bhubaneswar reached 433 on Sunday.

(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)

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