Corona Virus Covid 19 Precautions, Actions to do

I appeal to everyone coming from abroad to mandatorily register themselves through toll-free number-104 or online portal https://covid19.odisha.gov.in within 24 hours of arrival, to prevent spread of #COVID19 in #Odisha.Self-disclosure will help us in tracking and containing the pandemic.

Extraordinary situations demand extraordinary response. The state willleave no stone unturned in taking necessary proactive steps to protect the lives of people of Odisha. At this point of time the biggest source of infection of Covid-19 is persons coming from abroad into the State. With the closure of Colleges, Universities etc , coupled with lockdown in many countries and home-based work option for professionals it is expected there will be a huge surge of people returning from foreign countries into Odisha. This multiplies the threat of Virus spread into Odisha.

COVID 19 Corona Virus Prevent Ways, Precautions

The government of India and the Government of Odisha have taken many steps to Sensitise, Sanitise, Quarantine passengers coming from foreign countries. However, the State Government has decided on the following Regulation to further effectively monitor the situation. Anyone who comes to Odisha from abroad has to register himself/ herself mandatorily in the toll-free number 104 or the online portal. https://covid19.odisha.gov.in

This should be done within 24hrs of arrival with basic details and phone numbers. However, advance registration before arrival will be highly preferable. They will be required to be in-home quarantine for 14 days. They will be given an incentive of Rs 15,000 for Registration and Home Isolation. Their location will be tracked during their home isolation and the mandated number of calls will be made every day to keep a close watch and give appropriate medical guidance. However, to trace and track persons who have already entered the State, ( those who have entered the state on or after March 4th) a 48-hours’ period from 6 am tomorrow to 19th March 6am is allowed to register themselves.

This will help the State in tracking persons who are already inside the State, sensitize them about home isolation and keep a watch on their health for effective monitoring of the situation. Registrations can be done by the passenger or relatives or friends. This direction is issued as per the overall regulations and anyone not complying the same will be punishable under the provisions of Indian Penal code and Criminal procedure code. This initiative is being taken as a measure of abundant caution to protect the people of Odisha from getting infected by people who may be carriers of COVID -19 coming from abroad.

This regulation will be in force till April 15th and may be extended based on the situation. The State Government of Odisha appeals to each one traveling from abroad to Odisha to comply with this and be part of the States’ efforts in protecting the people of Odisha. Your action will save you … your family ..your neighbors..and the state.

We request media for wider circulation. We request the help of Odisha associations abroad for wider publicity Also PRI institutions for publicity inside the state.

Social Distancing:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue safely.

HAND WASH

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you coming from public place.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

SELF ISOLATION
Stay home for 14 days from the time you left an area with ongoing spread of virus.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms until you recover.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly.

REGISTRATION OF PEOPLE RETURNING FROM ABROAD

Extra ordinary situations demand extra ordinary response. The state will leave no stone unturned in taking necessary proactive steps to protect the lives of people of Odisha. At this point of time the biggest source of infection of COVID-19, is persons coming from abroad into the state. With closure of Colleges, Universities etc, coupled with lock down in many countries and home based work option for professionals it is expected there will be a huge surge of people returning from foreign countries into Odisha. This multiplies the threat of virus spread into Odisha. Government of India and Government of Odisha have taken many steps to sensitize, sanitize and quarantine passengers coming from foreign countries.

However, the State Government has decided on the following Regulation to further effectively monitor the situation.

  • Anyone who comes to Odisha from abroad has to register himself/ herself mandatorily in the toll free number 104 or at – https://covid19.odisha.gov.in
  • This should be done within 24hrs of arrival with basic details and phone numbers. However advance registration before arrival will be highly preferable.
  • They will be required to be in home quarantine for 14 days.
  • They will be given an incentive of Rs 15,000 for registration and Self-quarantine.
  • Their location will be tracked during their Self-quarantine and mandated number of calls will be made every day to keep a close watch and give appropriate medical guidance.
  • However, to trace and track persons who have already entered the State, (those who have entered the state on or after March 4th) a 48-hours period from 6am tomorrow to 19th March 6am is allowed to register themselves.
  • Registrations can be done by the passenger or relatives or friends.
  • This direction is issued as per the overall regulations and anyone not complying the same will be punishable under the provisions of Indian Penal code and Criminal procedure code.

This initiative is being taken as a measure of abundant caution to protect the people of Odisha from getting infected by people who may be carriers of COVID -19 coming from abroad. This regulation will be in force till April 15th and maybe extended based on situation. The State Government of Odisha appeals to each one travelling from abroad to Odisha to comply with this and be part of the States’ efforts in protecting the people of Odisha.

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