62 UK returnees untraceable in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Amid scare of a new mutant strain of Coronavirus, as many as 62 travellers, who returned to Odisha from the United Kingdom recently, have reportedly gone untraceable.

Public Health director Dr. Niranjan Mishra on Monday said that around 181 travellers returned to the state from the UK between November 30 and December 20.

Of the total returnees, 119 persons underwent the COVID-19 test in different phases and six of them tested positive for coronavirus.

However, the whereabouts of remaining 62 persons are still untraceable.

“The 62 returnees have either provided false information in declaration forms for which it is difficult to reach them at their addresses and given phone numbers,” Dr Mishra said.