West Bengal returnees to undergo 14-day mandatory institutional quarantine in Odisha


Bhubaneswr, April 24: Now, Odisha-bound passengers from West Bengal, who are boarding trains to any places of the State, will have to stay in institutional or paid quarantine for 14 days mandatorily, as per the new guidelines issued by the Odisha Government.

According to a notification issued by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, passengers who have been successfully vaccinated with two doses and produce certificate or negative RT-PCR Test Report of within 48 hours before entering Odisha, will be allowed home quarantine for seven days instead of 14-day mandatory quarantine.

If there is no suitable facility for home quarantine, he/she may opt for institutional/paid quarantine for seven days, said the notification.

Non-compliance of the above Covid-19 protocols and guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare or State Health and Family Welfare Department will lead to institutional quarantine for seven days, it added.

“People coming for emergency works related to Covid-19 management or in connection with election duty shall be exempt from this order,” it assured.

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