India, April 5 -- The Odisha government Saturday asked thousands of people in one of the most densely populated areas of Bhubaneswar to quarantine themselves a day after a postman in the area tested positive for coronavirus.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation commissioner PC Chaudhury said the postman, who serves at the BJB Nagar Sub Post Office in Bhubaneswar had returned from Delhi on March 10.

Officials said the postman delivered letters in Goutam Nagar as well as the Khurda district and sessions court area where hundreds of people including lawyers, litigants and policemen come every day.

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"The postman has delivered a substantial number of letters ...