COVID-19 Updates

Covid Vaccination For International Travellers
Odisha Issues Vaccination Guidelines For International Travellers, Tokyo Olympics Contingent

The Odisha government has released a set of guidelines for international travellers (education purpose, for joining employment in foreign countries) and those who are participating in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Ration Card Becomes New Photo ID For Vaccination
Co-WIN Guidelines: Now Ration Card A Photo ID For Beneficiary Verification For Vaccination

In the line of the Union Health Ministry’s revised guidelines for Covid vaccination, Odisha government on Wednesday included Ration Card with photograph as another prescribed photo ID card for verification of beneficiary prior to vaccination.

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Cuts Death Risk In COVID-19 Patients By 20%
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Cuts Death Risk In COVID-19 Patients By 20%

Treatment with the therapy, which is a combination of two monoclonal antibodies -- Casirivimab and Imdevimab -- was touted as a game changer with its better hold on the deadly Covid pandemic by Indian hospitals.

30-Minute Stay At Observation After Jab
Are People In Odisha Aware Of Covid Vaccination Guidelines? A Ground Report

One should stay in an observation ward for at least 30 minutes after getting COVID-19 vaccine jab but many people seem to be unaware of the guidelines

ECMO In Covid-19 Care In Odisha
ECMO For Covid-19 Care In Odisha: Details You Must Know

ECMO machine is used when all other medical options are exhausted for a patient when his/her lungs can’t provide enough oxygen to the body. It is also used for patients whose heart can’t pump enough blood to the body.

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Travel Curbs To Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal On: Know How Delta Variant Entered Odisha

Data available with the GISAID tracks the transmission line of Delta variant to Odisha. As many as 6 states - Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal - have been the source states

Covishield Vaccine: India Will Re-Evaluate Dosage Interval Based On Emerging Data
Covishield Vaccine: India Will Re-Evaluate Dosage Interval Based On Emerging Data

On the decision to increase the gap between two doses of Covishield from four-six weeks to 12-16 weeks, he said the move was based on scientific decision and there was no dissenting voice among the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) members.

PM Modi To Launch Crash Course For COVID Frontline Workers On June 18
PM Modi To Launch Crash Course For COVID Frontline Workers On June 18

The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors across the country. The training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised job roles namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support.

No Vaccination, No Business: Sundargarh Civic Body To Shopkeepers
No Vaccination, No Business: Sundargarh Civic Body To Shopkeepers

With Odisha government announcing partial relaxations to businesses to resume operations from 6 am to 5 pm daily except the weekends in as many as 17 districts, the Sundargarh Municipality authorities on Wednesday made a major declaration to motivate more and more people to take part in the vaccination drive to defeat Covid.

Unlock Guidelines Announced; Here Are The Details
Odisha Relaxes Lockdown: Makes It 'Sweeter', Allows Sale Of Cycle To Cars!

With the festive season being heralded from Rajo Utsav, CS Suresh Mahapatra offers a 'sweet' deal to the people. While dairy products contribute 5-45 per cent of income for milk farmers, taxes on auto sales contribute over Rs1800 cr to State's coffer. Trade, auto services sector also among top job creators

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Odisha Heads Towards Unlock From Tomorrow: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Here are the list of services that will be remain operational and suspended during the partial unlock period.

Covaxin Price Slashed To Rs 400/Dose For States
Covaxin Doesn't Contain Newborn Calf Serum: Govt

The final vaccine Covaxin does not contain newborn calf serum at all and the calf serum is not an ingredient of the final vaccine product.

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Delta+ Variant Not Yet Classified As VOC: Niti Aayog's Paul

In the context of public discourse regarding detection of new variants, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul has reminded that the newly detected 'Delta Plus' variant is not yet classified as a Variant of Concern (VOC).

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Delta+ Variant Not Yet Classified As VOC: Niti Aayog's Paul

In the context of public discourse regarding detection of new variants, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul has reminded that the newly detected 'Delta Plus' variant is not yet classified as a Variant of Concern (VOC).

Odisha Unlock
Odisha Announces Partial Unlock, Check Details

The partial lockdown will come into effect from June 17 (5 am) and will continue till July 1 (5 am).

Unlock Guidelines Announced; Here Are The Details
Covid-19: Decision On Lockdown And Unlock In Odisha Likely Today

The Odisha government has hinted at easing the restrictions as the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) continues to decline in the State.

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Moderna, Protein-Based Covid Jabs Safe For Use In Kids

Moderna's mRNA Covid vaccine and a protein-based shot are safe for use in young children and offers a strong immunity response, with no adverse effects, according to research on baby rhesus macaques.

Common Cold
Exposure To Common Cold Can Help Combat Covid-19: Study

Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect against infection by the virus which causes Covid-19, researchers have found.

Covid-19 Cases
COVID-19: India Reports 62,224 Fresh Cases, 2542 Deaths

A single-day rise of 62,224 new coronavirus infections were reported taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,96,33,105, while the active cases were recorded below nine lakh after 70 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

Global COVID-19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 176.5 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.81 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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Odisha Logs 3,535 New Covid Positive Cases, 44 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

The daily cases of Covid-19 further dipped in Odisha as the State witnessed 3,535 new cases on Wednesday. With this, the positive tally in the State climbed to 8,63,061, the State I&PR Department informed

Blood Clot
Scientists Discover COVID's Link To Life Threatening Blood Clots

The ADAMTS13 gene provides instructions for making an enzyme that is involved in regulating blood clotting, while VWF is a large multimeric glycoprotein in plasma. Deficiency or dysfunction of VWF can lead to either bleeding or thrombosis.

COVID orphans in Odisha
COVID Orphans Stare At Uncertain Future In Odisha

In the midst of the pandemic, the Odisha government has launched the 'Green Passage' scheme with a view to provide some succor to the Covid-19 orphans... But is it enough?

Centre To Facilitate Vaccine Supply To States, UTs For Equitable Distribution To Smaller Private Hos
Covid Patients Relieved Of Symptoms In 24 Hrs After Taking Antibody Cocktail

Clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine have shown that antibody cocktails reduce hospitalisation or death by over 70 per cent, including a drastic reduction in viral clearance.

AstraZeneca Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Fails To Prevent COVID-19 Symptoms
AstraZeneca Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Fails To Prevent COVID-19 Symptoms

The Covid-19 antibody therapy -- AZD7442 -- was only 33 per cent effective in reducing the risk of symptoms, when compared to a placebo, according to the results of a Phase 3 trial.