Bhubaneswar, February 27: In a little sigh of relief for returnees from other States, the Odisha Government on Saturday modified its earlier notification and limited the mandatory Covid-19 monitoring to five high risk States only.
On Friday, Odisha Health Department had announced a seven-day mandatory home isolation for returnees from 11 states and the union territory of Chandigarh in view of the upsurge in Covid-19 cases.
Against the earlier restrictions for returnees from States like Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and union territory Chandigarh only those coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will be monitored now.
Moreover, in yet another change to its earlier notification the Odisha Health Department has also made a modification to isolation rules for the returnees for five high-risk states.
“People coming from the five high risk states would not need home isolation if they are asymptomatic and have RT-PCR negative report (done not more than 72 hours before boarding) or a Covid Vaccination Final certificate,” read the new notification.
The letter has been dispatched to all Municipal Commissioners, Chief District Medical Officers and Public Health Officers.