"The World Health Organisation (WHO) has not taken any decision on banning people from travelling who have been vaccinated with Covaxin. Covaxin is the one of the most effective vaccines to date."
Covid-19 positive cases and number of fatalities graphs are on the rise in Odisha. However, a top health expert in the State said that the present trend will take a nosedive from the first week of next mont
Exercising the power of district Collector, a woman sarpanch announced a five-day shutdown in her panchayat due to rising Covid-19 cases in her area in Bhadrak district.
In a first of its kind technology, a test would now help rapid and accurate estimation of total antibody concentration of Covid-19 in clinical samples.
Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
With 2,57,299 fresh cases of Covid-19, India on Saturday witnessed the lowest rise in infection since April 21, even as 4,194 people died due to the pandemic in last 24 hours, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 165.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.43 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
"The public health challenges already posed by the Covid-19 pandemic may be compounded due to the direct impact of the cyclone in terms of waterborne, vector-borne and airborne diseases that may arise in the community or in the displaced population in camps and temporary shelter settings."
Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far
The MLAs of the Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding immediate steps to arrest the rapid spread of COVID19 in rural areas and in the tribal belts of the State.
While the WHO's official death toll due to Covid-19 is around 3.4 million so far, the actual number could be at least 6-8 million, showed the global health body's annual World Health Statistics report 2021.
As per the modifications, the storage condition has been revised up to minus 20 degree Celsius subject to condition that the vaccines will remain stable and maintain its potency at 2 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius for at least 12 hours.
The government in a statement said that it has been giving high priority on preventing and combating crimes against vulnerable sections of society, including women, children, senior citizens and Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, and as well as for putting in place institutional mechanisms for preventing and countering human trafficking.
Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and Retired IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak, both lodged at Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar, test positive for COVID19 on Friday. The duo has been isolated and initial treatment has begun, informed sources.
With Odisha bracing for a cyclone in a few days time, its high time people should maintain extra caution in health matters during the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. The Director of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar Laxmidhar Sahu has urged people to avoid getting exposed in the rain and windy conditions as much as possible during the cyclone as it may increase risk of infections due to a decrease in immunity inside the body.
Stressing that the positivity rate is more important than the number of positive cases, the State Director of Health services Bijay Mohapatra on Friday said that the the positivity rate in Odisha is not high as compared to the number of testing.
The second wave of Covid pandemic has now started to make its presence feel in jails across Odisha. In the span of some weeks, prisons in the State have fallen victim to the resurgence in the virus cases putting the government on toes.
The daily rise in coronavirus cases in India remained below 3 lakh for the fifth consecutive day with 2.59 lakh new cases recorded in a single day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 165.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.42 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The municipal authorities of the city will stop the drive-in and door-to-door vaccination initiative from May 22.
A total of 7,012 cases were reported from quarantine centres while the rest 5,511 were local transmission cases.
The Odisha Government on Thursday issued fresh recommendations for the vaccination drive for Covid-19 in the State in which incolulation of all the lactating women has been allowed by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC)
Odisha government on Thursday discontinued convalescent plasma therapy as a recommended treatment for COVID19.
Bharat Biotech plans to produce 200 million doses of Covaxin per annum in the GMP facilities that are already operational for the production of vaccines based on inactivated Vero Cell Platform Technology, under stringent levels of GMP and biosafety.
After much reluctance, members of Dongria Kondh living in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district finally agreed to undergo Covid-19 test