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Covid immunity strengthens over time in vaccinated people: Study
Covid immunity strengthens over time in vaccinated people: Study

The researchers measured the immune response in 96 generally healthy employees and found that it was uniformly stronger the longer the time period between vaccination and infection. The longest interval measured was 404 days.

India's first intranasal Covid vaccine iNNCOVACC launched
India's first intranasal Covid vaccine iNNCOVACC launched

Mandaviya said that over 65 percent of vaccines supplied in the world are from India.

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Advisory on guidelines for diabetic patients in Covid-19

People with underlying medical illnesses including diabetes, heart problems, hypertension, respiratory diseases, kidney troubles, etc. are even more at risk of contracting Covid, therefore the reissued Covid notice has caused them to express alarm.

Covid Update
No Covid threat for Odisha, says Dr Jayant Panda

The cases which are being reported in the country are mild symptoms and there is no hospitalisation. The Covid situation in other countries is critical due to their wrong policies.

Health workers transfer a COVID-19 patient in east China's Shanghai
China under-representing true impact of Covid: WHO

Amidst the ongoing outbreak, China has stopped publishing the single-day tallies for Covid-19 cases and deaths.

India COVID Cases
Covid fourth wave scare: Odisha 5th in active case tally in India

Even though, Odisha is registering one or two Covid infections daily, in terms of active case tally in the country, the State ranks fifth. The current active case tally in Odisha is in double digits at 86.

FOURTH WAVE WARNING
BIG BREAKING: Covid19 4th Wave Likely In March!

Covid19 4th Wave Likely In March! Odisha Health dept Special Secy Informs Media. China sees over 3L daily cases. 173 new cases in India, 2 in Odisha. China peak by mid-January. China may see 7-10L cases, 25000 deaths daily. India may see 4th wave by March 3rd or 4th week.

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Covid Fourth Wave
Fourth Covid wave in India likely in March; no need to panic, says top Odisha official

The senior Odisha government official further stated that it has now been observed that elderly people are getting Covid infections in Japan and China. In India and Odisha, priority was earlier given on vaccination of the vulnerable population including people with comorbidities in the past.

Omicron BF.7 threat
Reports claiming Omicron sub-variant ‘may be fatal to brain’ is MISLEADING: Health Ministry

The ministry has also asked to be alert to unverified and misleading news and messages on social media platforms

Centre revises guidelines for air passengers from identified high risk countries
Centre revises guidelines for air passengers from identified high risk countries

This will also apply to transiting passengers through the countries irrespective of their originating countries before coming to any Indian airport, it said.

  • Tuesday, 03 January 2023
Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 alert: Testing facilities ready, no threat to Hockey World Cup
Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 alert: Testing facilities ready, no threat to Hockey World Cup

He further stated that Odisha has only 50 Covid-19 cases since November. So, there is nothing to panic.

France, Spain, Israel tighten rules for Chinese travellers
France, Spain, Israel tighten rules for Chinese travellers

Without specifying a date, the French Health and Transport Ministries said the government would publish a decree and notify European Union (EU) member states.

New Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 accounts for over 40% of new Covid-19 cases in US
New Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 accounts for over 40% of new Covid-19 cases in US

The XBB variant has been driving up cases in parts of Asia, drawing concerns for its high infectiousness.

US reports nearly 48,000 weekly child Covid-19 cases
US reports nearly 48,000 weekly child Covid-19 cases

Nearly 15.2 million children in the country had tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic, Xinhua news agency reported.

WHAT ODISHA CM SAID ON COVID SITUATION
Omicron BF.7 Scare: Odisha CM Asks Health Dept To Keep Tab On Covid-19 Situation

Even though the current Covid situation is not alarming in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the Health Department officials to keep a close watch.

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