Covid-19: In Odisha, stickers on houses to identify quarantined citizens


Bhubaneswar: Stepping up measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Odisha Government has begun marking residences in which people have been asked to stay in home quarantine.

There are around 3,600 such persons who returned to Odisha from abroad after March 3 midnight.

“For community monitoring of quarantined homes, it has been decided to put up stickers outside the homes of people who have been placed under quarantine. People who have completed their quarantine, will not be covered,” said State Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 Surboto Bagchi.

The stickers will mention the duration of Home Quarantine, the details of the house and the family too. The list of Quarantine homes will be shared with the local police station for maintaining a strict vigil on these houses, workers of IDSP Cell should also monitor will monitor these cases, added Bagchi.

“It is mandated that no media/press is allowed near the house and no one is allowed to cover any such case in press/media or no one should give personal details of persons quarantined in public domain,” said a Government notification.

Issue of availability of essential commodities for these households will be handled locally by district administration, it added.

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