Bhubaneswar: Hours after a 33-year-old youth with travel history to Italy was tested positive for Coronavirus aka COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar thereby being the first such case in Odisha, the State Government on Monday asked all Municipal Corporation Commissioners, Municipality and Notified Area Council (NAC) Executive Officers to make arrangements for quarantine centres in Kalyan Mandaps, community centres and cyclone shelters for COVID-19.
In a letter to all the Municipal Corporation Commissioners, Municipality and Notified Area Council (NAC) Executive Officers, Housing and Urban Development Department Principal Secretary G Mathivathanan, “Temporary Quarantine centres i.e. Kalayan mandaps, Community Centre, Cyclone Shelter, shelter for urban homeless or any other buildings of any department/agency (Private/Govt) with electricity (sufficient lights and fans with power back-up-DG sets) and continuous water supply facility should be kept ready for use when required.”
“All these buildings should get a facelift by way of colouring of the exterior and interior wherever required. It may be considered to engage facility management agencies for managing these centres when required,” Mathivathanan said in the letter.