Odisha extends Quarantine period from 14 to 28 days

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Quarantine Policy in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: May 09: Now, the Quarantine period for all the people returning to Odisha will be 28 days at Temporary Medical Camps.

As said by Government, ‘It has been found that in many cases persons under quarantine are testing COVID-19 positive after the quarantine period of 14 days. Therefore it is felt necessary to extend the period for quarantine against COVID-19. Keeping in view the situation and guidelines laid down by Government of India, in consultation with the health experts about COVID-19 incubation period, the State Government made the modifications’.

Further, it is said, ‘ Depending on satisfactory conduct during the institutional quarantine and health after 21 days of mandatory institutional quarantine, the quarantinee may be allowed Home Quarantine for remaining 7 days. During Home Quarantine, concerned person shall strictly observe prescribed guideline and in case of any violation, stringent penal action will be taken. Gram Panchayat Nodal Officer/Word Nodal Officer will verify and ensure that the people in home quarantine follow the prescribed protocols with out any violation’.

 

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