Odisha Govt allows home isolation of COVID-19 patients in rural areas

Bhubaneswar: Modifying its previous order, the Odisha Government has allowed home isolation of COVID-19 asymptomatic patients or who have mild symptoms with no co-morbidities in rural areas across the state.

With this, COVID-19 positive patients in rural areas who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms can opt for home isolation if they meet the required conditions set by the Government

In a notification, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) yesterday said the guidelines issued to allow home isolation of all COVID-19 positive cases, who are asymptomatic/ have mild symptoms and have no co-morbidities in urban areas including ULBs, district, Sub-division and block headquarter towns, also apply to rural areas with immediate effect.

Sarpanch or any other officer notified by Collector of the respective districts will be the Nodal Officer for this purpose, the notification reads.

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