Cuttack: At least 49 jawans of 3rd battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Mundali have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Monday.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases detected in NDRF's Mundali battalion has reached 50. Three days back, one NDRF jawan was tested positive for COVID-19.
As many as 167 NDRF jawans from the 3rd battalion had recently returned after cyclone Amphan relief and rescue operations in West Bengal.
After their return to Odisha, all the NDRF jawans were put under quarantine as per the prescribed protocol of the State government.
Apart from NDRF, 372 personnel of Odisha Fire Services and ODRAF personnel, who also returned from West Bengal, are on a 14-day quarantine.
All the 372 personnel of Odisha Fire Services have been kept in isolation at the temporary medical camps at Krupajal Engineering College campus and Revenue officers’ training institute and soon they will undergo a COVID-19 test, sources said.