Odisha Makes COVID-19 Negative Report Mandatory For Entry Into State

Odisha Makes COVID-19 Negative Report Mandatory For Entry Into State


Odisha makes COVID-19 negative report mandatory for entry into state. (Representational)

Considering resurgence in COVID cases, the Odisha government Thursday made it mandatory for people coming to the state by train, bus, aeroplane, waterways or in private vehicles to produce RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of the entry or the final vaccination certificate.

This was part of the state governments fresh guideline issued by the Chief Secretary following a spike in COVID-19 positive cases in some districts.

"The people coming without such a report shall have to undergo 7-day mandatory Home/ Institutional quarantine. This will be effective from April 12 (Monday)," Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena said quoting the order.

The order said district magistrates-cum-collectors of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nawrangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore are authorised to set up and operationalise temporary medical centres/ cluster temporary medical centres as per need for giving institutional quarantine facilities to those coming from other states.

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