Bhubaneswar: Press conference on coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has been held by H&FW Dept. Govt of Odisha at I&PR conference hall on Mar 11, 2020. The press meet was about Precautions and workplace advisory. Principal Secretary H&FW Department Shri Nikunja Bihari Dhal addressed the Media.

The coronavirus disease transmits person-to-person mainly through the respiratory droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. This is the reason why it is spreading with close contacts. Precautions to be taken in public places, home, communities as well as in workplaces. So far in Odisha 131 persons have been put under active surveillance by state IDSP. Out of which till date 10 suspects have been admitted in hospitals (SCBMCH Cuttack-6, VIMSAR Burla-2, Capital Hospital Bhubaneswar-2) and all tested to be negative.