Second coronavirus case in a week, Railways helps in contact tracing

THE RAILWAYS has handed over to Odisha health officials the contact details of all fellow passengers on the Rajdhani Express that reached Bhubaneswar on March 12, after a passenger travelling in the AC-III tier coach tested positive for COVID-19 a day after arrival.

Officials said the 31-year-old man, who is the first confirmed coronavirus case from Odisha, had recently returned from Italy.

Following instructions from the state health department, the national transporter has also rolled out a series of containment measures – detaching, fumigating and disinfecting the coach as per protocol.

Officials said calls are also being made, in assistance with state authorities, to inform passengers about possible contact with the patient and check for symptoms, if any.

Indian Express
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