Odisha govt asks to contact Kumbh Mela returnees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday asked the district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to contact all persons from the state who have registered with Uttarakhand Government for participating in the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradip Kumar Jena has shared the list of these persons with the Collectors and Municipal Commissioners.

They have been directed to find out the location, travel plan of these persons and advise them to get themselves RTPCR tested before boarding train/ flight to Odisha.

All such persons must be personally tracked, their health condition monitored, the SRC said.

 “All of them shall be directed to quarantine them for 14 days at home or in Cluster TMCs. They must be compulsorily RTPCR tested. If Covid like symptoms are noticed, they should be immediately attended to,” said the SRC.

ASHA and Anganwadi Workers must visit them regularly in home / CTMCs and monitor their health conditions,” the SRC said.

All such persons will be advised to voluntarily self-isolate themselves and report to BDO/ Municipal/ NAC officers/ PHC/ CHC concerned about their condition. They shall further strictly comply with adherence to Covid protocols.