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Police station in Odisha vacated as man arrested in snatching case found COVID-19 positive

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Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Puri district

administration on Sunday vacated the Kumbharpada police station after a person arrested in a snatching case tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

The police station was sanitised and about 30 personnel, including the inspector in-charge, were lodged at a hotel as a precautionary measure, they said.

The administration said COVID-19 test of all the personnel posted at the police station will be conducted.

We will decide on Monday after contact tracing on whom to sent on quarantine, Superintendent of Police U S Dash said.

The person arrested in connection with a snatching case was brought to the police station four days ago, officials said.

He later tested positive for COVID-19, they said.

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First Published: Sun, May 17 2020. 22:58 IST