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COVID-19 Updates

Covaxin Effective For 9-12 Months, No Serious Side-Effects So Far: AIIMS
'Covaxin May Hamper Your Travel Plans'; India Dismisses Reports

"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."

Laxmidhar Sahoo
Next 5-7 Days Very Crucial To Check Covid-19 Spread In Odisha, Says Top Health Expert

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

Gelapur panchayat
Odisha Woman Sarpanch Uses Collector’s Power, Clamps Shutdown To Check Covid Surge

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.

Electrochemical ELISA: Novel Test For Total Covid Antibody Concentration

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.

cyclone yaas
Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

Covid-19 Cases
India's Daily Covid Cases Drop To 2.57 Lakh

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.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 165.8 Million Mark

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.

cyclone yaas
Cyclone Yaas: Centre Asks States To Make Covid Arrangements In View Of Approaching Cyclonic Storm

"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."

Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site
Rath Yatra 2021: 10 More Carpenters Test Covid Positive, Bio-bubble Around Construction Site

Out of the 88 servitors engaged in the chariot construction work, 18 have been tested positive for novel coronavirus so far

Odisha BJP MLAs Demand Rural COVID Surveillance On War Footing

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.

COVID-19 Claimed Over 3 Mn Lives More Than Reported In 2020: WHO 

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.

Covid Vaccine
Covid Vaccine Procurement: Odisha Modifies Terms For Global Tender

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.

COVID-19: MHA Issues Advisory To Focus On Vulnerable Sections Amid Second Wave
COVID-19: MHA Issues Advisory To Focus On Vulnerable Sections Amid Second Wave

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.

Pradeep Panigrahi
MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, IFS Abhay Kant Pathak Test COVID Positive In Jharapada Jail

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.

Cyclone Amid Pandemic In Odisha
Cyclone Amid Pandemic: Odisha's Top Doc Stresses On Extra Caution, Protection From Rain

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. 

Health Services Director
Odisha's COVID Positivity Rate Is Not High: Health Services Director

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.

Covid Positive Prisoner From Jharpada Jail Dies
Covid Hits Prisons In Odisha, Govt Formulates Measures To Tackle Cases

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.

COVID-19: India Records 2.59 Lakh New Cases, 4,209 Fatalities

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.

Global Coronavirus
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 165.2 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.42 Million

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.

Drive-in Vaccination
Drive-In, Door-to-Door Covid Vaccination To Be Stopped In Bhubaneswar From May 22

The municipal authorities of the city will stop the drive-in and door-to-door vaccination initiative from May 22.

Odisha Hits All Time High In Covid-19 Infection And Deaths With 12,523 Cases, 27 Deaths In 24 Hours
Odisha Hits All Time High In Covid Infection And Deaths With 12,523 New Cases, 27 Fatalities In 24 Hours

A total of 7,012 cases were reported from quarantine centres while the rest 5,511 were local transmission cases.

NEGVAC Recommends Covid-19 Vaccination For Lactating Women

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)

COVID19 Plasma Therapy
Plasma Therapy For COVID19 Discontinued In Odisha, Know Why

Odisha government on Thursday discontinued convalescent plasma therapy as a recommended treatment for COVID19.

Covaxin Effective For 9-12 Months, No Serious Side-Effects So Far: AIIMS
Bharat Biotech Ramps Up Covaxin Production By Additional 200 Million

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. 

Dongria Kondh
Dongria Kondh Tribe In Odisha Agrees To Undergo Covid-19 Test

After much reluctance, members of Dongria Kondh living in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district finally agreed to undergo Covid-19 test