COVID-19 Surge In Odisha: Ganjam Admn Sets Down Rules For People Returning Home
Berhampur: Concerned over the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, the Ganjam district administration has decided to take preemptive measures.
In a Tweet, district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Saturday said anyone travelling from outside Odisha to Ganjam has to inform the concerned sarpanch, executive officer of the notified area council (NAC) and the commissioner of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC).
The returnee will have to undergo a health check-up at the nearest health centre. Anyone found with COVID-19 symptoms will have to undergo RT-PCR test and given medical advice accordingly, he added.
Earlier, the collector asked people from the district working in other states not to return to participate in local festivals like Budhi Thakurani Yatra and Danda Nacha.
He had also advised students of Class IX and X to remain cautious while attending classes at schools. “Even as a significant number of people have already been vaccinated in the district, they too need to remain vigilant,” he said.
The district has so far reported 18 cases this month.