ODISHA VIRUS COUNT APPROACHING 15K MARK  ODISHA CONFIRMS 14, 898 COVID-19 POSITIVE  WITH THREE MORE COVID-19 DEATHS IN ODISHA TOLL MOUNTS TO 77  TWO FROM GANJAM AND ONE FROM BHUBANESWAR  618 NEW COVID CASES DETECTED IN 22 DISTRICTS  GANJAM TOPS IN LIST WITH 286 CASES  FOLLOWED BY KHURDA 107 BALASORE 61 JAGATSINGHPUR 26 CUTTACK 16  

78233 Advised Home Quarantine

Subrato Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha Government for COVID-19 said that a total number of 78233 persons have come from other states to different districts of Odisha and all of them have been advised home quarantine for 14 days.

Mr.Bagchi was briefing Media on 24 March and said a maximum 11,084 persons have come to Ganjam district while to Balasore 6442 persons have come. 4448 and 4306 persons have come to Kalahandi and Phulbani district respectively. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Secretary Information and Public Relations also briefed the Media.

Mr.Bagchi said that keeping in view the health condition of the persons returning from outside, the Sarpanchas of GPs have been instructed earlier to motivate these people how to go for self quarantine voluntarily for 14 days at their residence. Panchayat Samitis and District authorities have been instructed similarly.

 Veterinary Services have been included in the establishments providing essential services and will be excluded from the restrictions during lock down period.

 He said that Rs 44.50 crore has been released from Chief Minister's Relief Fund to 30 District Red Cross Societies for taking necessary steps for combating COVID-19 situation in the state. 

Ganjam and Malkangiri districts have been given Rs. 3 crore each while Balasore, Baragarh, Balangir, Cuttack, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Sambalpur districts have been given Rs. 2 crore each. 

Angul, Bhadrak, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Nuapara, Nawarangapur, Rayagada, Subarnapur and Sundargarh districts have been given Rs. 1 crore each. Rs 50 lakh has been given to Deogarh district.

As on 12 noon today, 133 samples were sent for COVID-19 examination and reports of 129 samples have been obtained. Reports of other 4 samples are pending. No new positive case has been found. Thus positive case stands at 2.

Health condition of the 2 identified patients is asymptomatic and stable. They are taking normal diet supplied by respective hospitals.

It is reported that 55 persons had come in contact with the COVID-19 patient. Communication has been made with 55 persons.

100 monitoring teams are working for the purpose across the State, including 10 teams in Bhubaneswar.

4015 persons have been registered through 104 Helpline and portal and 36 persons are in Hospital Isolation, said Chief spokesperson.

 



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