Odisha tightens vigil on people returning from Delhi, abroad amid rising cases

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the rise in COVID-19 cases in New Delhi hinting at a possible fourth wave, Odisha Government has directed officials concerned to keep a strict vigil on people coming to the state from the national capital and foreign countries.

Speaking to mediapersons, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das said a letter has been issued to Additional Health Director and other officials concerned suggesting them to keep a close watch on people arriving in the state from Delhi and abroad. They have also been asked to take up other special measures at railway stations and airports to curb spread of the virus amidst the fourth wave scare.

“Odisha under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was successful in tackling COVID-19 in the past. All kind of preventive measures are being taken to ensure that the infection does not spread in coming days,” said the Minister urging people to be cautious in this regard.

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Yesterday, the national capital recorded 1,354 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 7.64 per cent and one fatality. A total of 17,732 samples were tested in the city, as per the data shared by the city health department.


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