“The State Government is monitoring the foreign returnees and focusing the home isolation,” Health Minister said.
Besides, Das informed that the State Government is taking several measures to check the spread of new variant among the students. “Special efforts are being made for education institutes amid the new variant scare,” he added.
Das also appealed to people to not panic over the new variant and step up the vigil to prevent the possible third wave.
As many as 380 passengers from Omicron 'at-risk' countries arrived in Odisha.
It has been made mandatory that all passengers arriving from the foreign countries will have to undergo RT-PCR test before entering the State. Those found positive will immediately be sent to isolation and the swab samples will be sent for genome sequencing.
If the test report comes negative, the traveller or returnee will have to remain under seven-day home quarantine mandatorily and again undergo another round of Covid-19 test on the eighth day.