Quarantine period extended in Khurda district
Bhubaneswar: The period of institutional quarantine for returnees from other states has been increased from 7 days to 14 days in Khurda district. The Collector has written to all BDOs of the district in this regard.
The move of the district administration came after some returnees tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing home quarantine after completing institutional quarantine. “In some of the rural households, there is no separate toilet available for the returnees for their use during home quarantine period,” the Collector mentioned in the letter.
“Keeping the above factors into consideration, it is hereby instructed for all the Block Development Officers to extend the quarantine period of the returnees in the TMCs for 14 days in all the Block areas of Khurda district. If the returnee is found asymptomatic, then they can be discharged from the TMCs after 14 days and will be paid Rs 2000 at the time of completion of quarantine period,” the Collector ordered in the letter.