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An entire police station’s premises in Odisha’s Cuttack district converted into a containment zone after the IIC of Athagarh sub-division police station tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. Alok Ranjan Ray, the Athagarh SDPO, informed about the news adding that seven to eight staffers of the police station have shown fever-like symptoms.

Meanwhile, the other 22 staffers are contained inside the police station and their swab samples will be collected for the COVID-19 test.

Around 7-8 staffers of the police station have complained of fever. It has been decided to collect swab samples of all the 22 staffers of the police station for the COVID-19 test. All of them are inside the police station since yesterday,” the SDPO said as quoted by sambadenglish.com.

According to media reports, the swab samples of the two drivers who had come in contact with these police personnel will also be collected for the test.

On Sunday, three more deaths were reported due to the coronavirus in Odisha. The news was informed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha, on Twitter.

“Regret to inform the demise of three #COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospital. A 75-year-old male of Ganjam district, who was also suffering from Diabetes and Hypertension,” the department said in a tweet.

“A 65 year old male of Cuttack district, who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease. A 73-year-old male of Bhubaneswar, who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease,” read another tweet.