Odisha cautions foreign returnees against not picking up calls from 104

Bhubaneswar: Amid the return of Odia migrants from foreign countries in view of COVID-19 pandemic, the State government today said action will be taken against those returnees who do not receive calls from 104 or the State call centre.

The Health and Family Welfare Department said all the foreign returnees should cooperate and take calls on their registered numbers from the 104/State Call Centre.

“Keeping phones in switched off mode or non acknowledgement of calls will be viewed as jumping of home quarantine,” said an official of the department.

Action will be taken as per penal provisions against those who do not pick up calls from the Health Helpline or the State Call Centre, the official added.

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