Corona Alert: Dubai Returnee Placed In Home Isolation In Odisha’s Keonjhar

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Keonjhar:  Amid coronavirus scare, a man, who had returned from Dubai to his in-laws’ house at Gambharia village in Odisha’a Keonjhar, has been place in home quarantine, which is mandatory for those coming to the state from abroad.

Locals had earlier opposed his stay in the village, suspecting that he might have been infected by COVID-19 and could spread the disease in the village. Following which, local health officers examined him on Saturday and directed him to stay in isolation at home.

The preliminary medical tests of the man did not reveal any COVID-19 symptoms. However, his swab samples have been sent for further tests, sources said.

The man, who worked as a labourer in Dubai, had returned to his in-law’s place on Tuesday.

Chief District Medical Officer Dr AK Dash informed that 24 people had returned from other countries to Keonjhar.  Among them, five have been quarantined at institutional facilities and the others have been asked to stay in self-isolation.

Nearly, 393 people of Keonjhar have come in contact with people, who have returned from coronavirus infected places, he added.

 

OB Bureau

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