TNI Bureau: After a brief lull, Odisha has reported the 3rd Coronavirus positive case. As per the Health Department’s tweet, a 60-year-old male patient has tested positive for COVID-19 today. All 3 positive cases are from Bhubaneswar. The authorities have commenced contact tracing.
According to reports, the patient had no foreign travel history. The Health Department has urged people not to visit Kar Clinic Bhubaneswar for outpatient and inpatient care on the basis of contact history of the patient.
The patient had reached Bhubaneswar on 10th at 7 pm from DELHI by an Indigo flight. He got admitted to Kar Clinic on 24th and was in ICU for a day. He had earlier visited the OPD on 21st March.
Health Department has urged the management of Kar Clinic to take all possible measures to isolate the doctors, nurses and all who had attended the patient and come in his contact.
“In spite of repeated advisory, some private health care facilities are not complying with the COVID 19 Regulations. Government urges them to act responsibly and follow the Regulations while treating patients with flu like symptoms. Non compliance shall be viewed seriously.
The Odisha Government is enforcing the lockdown and social distancing measures on a war footing to prevent spread of coronavirus,” warns Health Department.
694 positive cases have been reported across the country with the death toll reaching 16.