All NDRF personnel who tested positive have been quarantined at the campus at Mundali in Cuttack. (HT respresentative photo)

49 personnel of National Disaster Response Force test Covid-19 +ve in Odisha

At least 49 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who had returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan restoration work, have examined positive for coronavirus in Odisha, mentioned officers.

The personnel belonged to the third battalion of the NDRF at Mundali space of Cuttack.

NDRF sources mentioned the 49 jawans who examined positive in the present day had been a part of the 173-member power that had gone to Bengal for Cyclone Amphan aid and restoration work and returned to Odisha on June 3.

“On June 3, one of the personnel showed Covid-19 symptoms and tested positive. He was admitted to Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack. Afterwards, the swab of all the jawans of NDRF who had gone to Bengal were tested. The swab results of 49 tested positive,” mentioned an NDRF official in Mundali.

All those that examined positive have been quarantined contained in the NDRF campus at Mundali.

In addition, 376 personnel of the Odisha Fire Services and 271 of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force had been additionally despatched to West Bengal for aid and restoration works. The outcomes of their swab samples are but to be obtained.

NDRF officers mentioned the power has developed a brand new Standard Operating Procedure for its personnel and victims throughout floods within the gentle of pandemic tips. Odisha has offered free Covid-19 test for the NDRF personnel deployed for Amphan. The authorities had provided 60,000 regular PPE to the NDRF and two units of customised PPE per particular person.

Meanwhile, two jawans of the army wing of Proof and Experimental Establishment, a unit of DRDO at Chandipur in Balasore district examined positive for Covid-19. The jawans had gone to Kolkata the place they had been examined throughout well being check-up at Command Hospital, Kolkata. Three others who additionally visited the hospital have been remoted there.

Associate Director of PXE, HS Panda mentioned the PXE has been shut down and the campus, together with the workplace premises, has been sanitised. Its workers have been suggested to make money working from home and keep in isolation. Eight jawans of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, who had been to the army camp of PXE, are actually in quarantine. ITR has been declared a containment zone.

The complete variety of circumstances in Odisha surged to 2,994 in the present day.