Odisha makes 14-day quarantine mandatory for all Andhra Pradesh, Telangana returnees


Bhubaneswar, May 4: The Odisha Government on Tuesday announced mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine for people coming to the coastal State from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

An order to this effect was issued by Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra this evening.

The decision to impose mandatory quarantine for people coming from both the States was taken after virulent variant of COVID-19 was detected in people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

They will undergo the 14-day quarantine in cluster TMCs.

This apart, six distrtict Collectors – Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur – have been directed to put Border Check Posts (BCPs) on all inter-State roads – NH, State roads and local roads – along Andhra Pradesh and Telangana border with immediate effect.

The district administrations have also been asked to ensure border tracking for all the major and minor entry points for incoming people from both the States adjoining their districts.

Any person violating these measures will be liable to face action under provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and relevant sections of the IPC, the order said.

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