Cobra rescued from COVID-19 quarantine centre in Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: A cobra, species of highly venomous snakes, was rescued from a government quarantine centre at Mahanala area under Sanakhemundi block in Ganjam district of Odisha.

The rescued snake is a male and is assumed to be around 5-ft-long in size.

A member of People for Animals rescued the venomous snake species from the quarantine centre and released it near a hill.

According to reports, around 40 migrants workers are staying at the COVID-19 quarantine centre set up at Mahanala school since past 10 days after they returned from Surat.

However, panic ran high among quarantinees after the cobra was spotted inside the quarantine centre today. The Nodal Officer of the quarantine centre immediately contacted the local unit of People for Animals for rescue of the snake.

On receiving information, Subham Sahoo, a member of the organisation, reached the quarantine centre and caught the snake successfully. Later, he released the snake into the wild.

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