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COVID-19 News Updates

Naveen Patnaik
Complete Lockdown Once Again If Covid Norms Not Followed Strictly: Odisha CM Cautions

Thanking people for their cooperation during the second wave of COVID-19, CM Naveen warned that irresponsible Covid behaviour will only lead to a complete lockdown once again

Bijay Mohapatra
14 More RT-PCR Labs To Come Up Soon In Odisha

To expedite testing, the government has decided to set up 14 dedicated RT-PCR laboratories in various districts of the State

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COVID-19: India Records 42,625 Cases And 562 Deaths In A Day

According to Union Health Ministry's data, India's active caseload of COVID-19 rises to 4,10,353 with 42,625 new cases.

Financial Aid Provided For Covaxin, Covishield Trials, Not R&D: Centre To SC
Monthly Production Capacity Of Covishield Projected To Increase To 120 Million Doses, Covaxin To 58 Million Doses

The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology has launched 'Mission COVID Suraksha- the Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Development Mission'.

COVID19 Fight: India Has Got 3L Remdesivir Vials, Over 6K O2 Concentrators From Abroad
India's Remdesivir Production Capacity Increased To 122.49 Lakh Vials Per Month In June: Govt

Further, in order to supplement the availability of Remdesivir manufactured in the country, the export of Remdesivir injection and Remdesivir API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) was prohibited from April 11, 2021.

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All Government Offices In Odisha To Run With Full Staff Strength

All departments of the State government and sub-ordinate offices in the State shall function with full strength of employees with effect from August, 2, 2021 until further orders. 

Vaccine Does Play Role, Covid Third Wave May Not Be Severe In Odisha: DMET

DMET (Directorate of Medical Education and Training) director Dr CBK Mohanty today said that the third wave may not make any impact in Odisha due to mass vaccination

Covid Cases
India Sees Dip In Covid Infections, Logs 30,549 New Cases

A total of 30,548 fresh Covid-19 cases with 422 deaths were registered across  India on Tuesday

Covid Cases
Odisha Confirms 69 New Covid-19 Fatalities

Covid positive tally in Odisha also rose to 9,80,866 after as many as 1,129 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday

Global COVID Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 198.8 Million, Deaths Exceed 4.23 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 35,129,562 and 613,670, respectively, according to the CSSE.

COVID-19 Virus Leaked From China's Wuhan Lab: US Republican Report
COVID-19 Virus Leaked From China's Wuhan Lab: US Republican Report

Once dismissed as conspiracy, the "lab leak theory" has recently gained steam with scientists across the world demanding fresh probes into the Covid-19 origins.

COVID19: Scientists Find Drug Cocktail Effective Against Delta, Beta Variants
COVID19: Scientists Find Drug Cocktail Effective Against Delta, Beta Variants

Molnupiravir "interferes with a part of the virus that is conserved across different variants -- specifically, the enzyme that it uses to copy its genetic material for replication", said Dr Conrad Chan, laboratory director at the Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute from DSO.

Indigenous COVID Vax Covaxin Effective Against Delta Plus Variant: ICMR

Delta Plus is a mutated form of the Delta variant and was first discovered in India. It is characterised by increased transmissibility and spike protein mutations.

To avoid visiting vaccination teams, tribal villagers in Odisha often escape into the forests.
Odisha Tribals Run Into Forests After Sighting Vax Team

Fear of the unknown, misinformation-fuelled anxiety, lack of trust, a cautious local community and a paucity of effective awareness campaigns mar vaccination efforts in the remote tribal villages of Odisha, as in many other parts of the country.

R-Value In Odisha Below 1 PC, Daily Fatality To Dip In Next 10-15 Days: DMET

DMET (Directorate of Medical Education and Training) Director Dr CBK Mohanty said that R-value (reproductive number of coronavirus cases) is currently below one percent in Odisha