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Virulent Covid-19 variant: Odisha seals border with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Odisha government has closed its border with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to curtail the spread of the killer virus in the state.

Following reports on observation of a virulent variant of Covid-19 in people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the Odisha government made a 14-day quarantine mandatory for people coming to Odisha from the two states, Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra has said in a statement.

The district magistrates of six districts have been asked to ensure that none enter or exit from Odisha through the border with these two neighbouring states. "Anyone coming to Odisha from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by personal/hired vehicles and trains or entering the state on any other mode shall undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for.

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