Bhubaneswar: March 24: Chief Spokesperson of Government of Odisha for COVID-19 Management Subroto Bagchi said, ‘By 12 Noon today, 110 samples were sent for COVID-19 examination and reports of all the samples have been obtained.No new positive case found. Thus Positive Case stands at 2’.
Health of 2 identified Patients is asymptomatic and stable. They are taking normal diet supplied by respective hospitals.
It is reported that 57 persons had come in contact with the COVID-19 patient. Communication has been made with 54 persons while effort is on to communicate with rest 3 persons. Nine monitoring teams are working for the purpose, said Bagchi today.
So far, 3,861 persons have been registered through 104 Helpline and portal started by the Odisha Government. 45 persons are in Hospital Isolation, he said.
Sri Bagchi further added, ‘State Government has given orders that employees who feel unwell due to symptoms of Novel Corona Virus should leave workplace and avail home quarantine for a period of 14 days’.
It has also been decided to grant commuted leave without production of medical certificate to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions like diabetes, respiratory problems, renal disease, heart disease and other life threatening illness for a period upto 4th April, so as to avoid unnecessary burden on the health care system.