Cuttack: In a bid to reduce panic among denizens, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) clarified via tweets that some of new cases reported in the last few days are all from quarantine centres.
Panic spread after a vernacular local daily reported cases from Shelter Chhak, Bengali Sahi, Jobra and Gangamandira areas. The CMC replied to a tweet from a denizen questioning the same, and explained that the particular case pertaining to Shelter Chhak was a person working in Khurda district and hence the number was included in Khurda district’s tally. The CMC also assured that contact tracing has been completed.
The particular case appears in Khordha’s tally as he was working there and was tested at KIMS. Post testing, he has been shifted to Ashwini Hospital. Contact tracing is complete. https://t.co/Wb4j50hmW2
— CMC,Cuttack (@CMCCuttack) May 20, 2020
The I&PR department on Thursday tweeted that all nine new positive cases detected in the last 24 hours are Telangana returnees housed in quarantine centres. Among those who had tested positive for the virus in the district the previous day, two were Maharashtra, one Tamil Nadu and six Surat returnees
— CMC,Cuttack (@CMCCuttack) May 21, 2020
On Wednesday, the CMC had urged not to spread misinformation and panic.