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Coronavirus: 83 under home quarantine in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Odisha government has

placed 83 people who have returned from novel Coronavirus (nCoV) affected countries since January 15 under home quarantine as a precautionary measure, officials said on Friday.

The health and family welfare department has opened a control room which is functioning round the clock.

A helpline number is also there to reply to the query of people on the disease.

The department has kept 80 beds at the SCB Medical College and Hospital ready for patients with suspected coronavirus but that wing is now empty after the discharge of three persons who tested negative to the disease, officials said.

"All the seven persons whose blood and swab samples were sent for examination, tested negative to the virus," an official said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 22:18 IST