Unlock 2.0: Odisha Govt Limits Mandatory Quarantine Period To 14 Days; These Travellers Exempted

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday laid out the quarantine policy for Unlock 2.0, starting Wednesday.

a. The quarantine period for returnee(s) to the state will be limited to 14 days. This will be implemented by local authorities – District Collectors/Municipal Commissioners.

b. Returnee(s) in rural areas will undergo 14 days of mandatory institutional quarantine. In case, a person develops symptoms requiring medical attention, he/she may be shifted to COVID Care Centre/COVID Hospital.

c. Returnees(s) in urban areas will have to compulsorily stay in home quarantine for a period of 14 days, observing guidelines issued by the government. If the returnee does not have proper quarantine facility at home, he/she will undergo institutional/paid quarantine for a duration as directed by the local authorities.

d. Individuals travelling to the state by regular train and air services will also have to undergo the prescribed mandatory quarantine.

e. Local authorities may extend the duration of quarantine at home/ institution, within their jurisdiction, in the interest of containment of COVID-19.

THe EXEMPTIONS

Government officials, professionals, businessmen or any other person travelling to Odisha on work and intending to exit the state by rail, road or air within 72 hours will not have to undergo the mandatory quarantine period, a notification issued by the Office of Special Relief Commissioner said. The same category of people, who have travelled from Odisha on work and are returning to the state within 72 hours, are also exempted from it.

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