Buguda: Six Odia migrant workers quarantined at a school in Ganjam district have tested positive for COVID-19.
The infected were a part of a group of 68 migrant workers, who had returned from Surat and quarantined at a school at Panikeswar in Buguda block. Of these, 21 swab samples were sent for testing. Six came out to be positive on Monday.
Following this, the infected returnees were shifted to the COVID-19 hospital in the district early on Tuesday.
According to officials, five of them are from Buguda block and one from Purushottampur block.
Those affected from Buguda block are two men aged 40 and 20 years from Manitara village, a 20-year-old man from Golia village, a 25-year-old man from Pankalsahi village and a 33-year-old woman from Buguda.
The remaining one is a 25-year-old man from Sama village in Purushottampur block.