Odisha govt extends quarantine period to 28 days

Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday extended the quarantine period for the returnees from 14 days to 28 days.

State government’s COVID-19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said that the quarantine period has been extended to 28 days which included 21 days in quarantine centre and home quarantine for 7 days.

In the case of COVID-19, it has been observed that the incubation period can extend up to 28 days. Keeping in view of this, the quarantine period has been extended to 28 days, said Bagchi.

While CCTVs will be installed at quarantine centres, it will be ensured that social distancing, personal hygiene and all COVID-19 related health guidelines are strictly followed at these centres, he added.

Besides, prohibitory order under Section 144 will be imposed in areas surrounding the quarantine centres.

He said 10 days of work with Rs 150 per day will be given to the returnees intending to work at quarantine centres.

The state government has made mandatory quarantine for the migrants who want to return Odisha.

A total of 46,383 persons have returned to the state so far.

Odisha’s COVID-19 positive cases rose to 246 on Friday.

–IANS

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