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COVID-19 Updates

Covid Restrictions
India Withdraws Covid Restrictions Imposed On Visiting UK Nationals

The travel advisory that imposed additional checks and quarantine on those arriving from the UK has been relaxed by the Union Health Ministry

Red Zone!
This District In Odisha Slips Into Red Zone As Covid-19 Cases Spike

In view of high test positivity rate & number of active cases, Khordha district has been marked as a red zone district. This information was shared by Odisha’s Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET), Chief, CBK Mohanty.

Centre To Procure 60L DNA Vaccines In October
Centre To Procure 60L DNA Vaccines In October

The three-dose DNA built vaccine has 66.6 per cent efficacy against Covid.

COVID Testing
Covid Norm Violations Responsible For Infection Surge In Bhubaneswar: Health Official

As per the government data, Odisha has recorded 615 cases in the last 24 hours including 323 from Khordha alone on October 13.

India Covid Cases
New Antiviral Compound Blocks Covid Virus From Entering Cells: Study

The researchers are testing the compound in mice in combination with other treatments that target other key parts of the virus.

Coronavirus Pandemic
India COVID-19 Updates: Active Cases Lowest In 214 Days

A decrease of 7,247 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

COVID-19 Vaccine
Biological E seeks nod for phase 3 trial of Corbevax as booster dose

Pharma major Biological E has sought approval from drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India to conduct the phase-3 clinical trial of Covid vaccine Corbevax.

‘Life First’
Life First, Festivals Later: Odisha Top Health Official’s COVID Warning

Crowding at markets during this festive season is really worrisome. Flagging concerns over it, DMET chief CBK Mohanty has urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour during the festive season.

‘Virus Is Lurking’
Festive Season in Odisha: Top Health Official Sounds Warning

In view of the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra has warned people to be careful during the festive season. Speaking about the rising R-value over last two days, Mohapatra said that there are other two parameters, which are severity and rate of hospitalisation.

Covaxin Approved
Finally, Covaxin Approved For Children In 2-18 Yrs Age Group, DCGI Gives Nod

The Drugs and Comptroller General of India (DCGI) has given a go-ahead to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for vaccination of children in the 2-18 years age group.

Covid-19 Vaccination
'India To Achieve 100 Cr-Vax Target On Oct 14, Centre Plans Big Event'

The Health Ministry has planned that the feat will be celebrated as India's triumph over Covid 'evil spirit' much like the 'Vijayadashami' festival, which signifies the victory of good over evil.

 Covaxin
Covaxin Approved For Children In 2-18 Age Group

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has given the necessary approval for the administration of the anti-Covid vaccine to children.

Fears Of Covid Spread Haunt Odisha Amid Festivity, Bhubaneswar Continues To Top List
Fears Of Covid Spread Haunt Odisha Amid Festivity, Bhubaneswar Continues To Top List

While Khordha topped the list with 274 cases, Cuttack registered 37 new cases followed by Mayurbhanj (23), Balasore (20), and Jajpur (15). Meanwhile, Puri registered 13 cases and Kendrapara and Sambalpur recorded 11 cases each. All other districts of the state registered less than 10 cases each.

COVID-19 Vaccine
WHO Experts Back Covid Booster Dose For Immunocompromised

Since the end of September, several Covid-19 vaccines have been certified by the WHO UEL, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Covishield.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 238.2 Million, Deaths Over 4.85 Million

US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 44,453,347 and 714,058, according to the CSSE.

Maa Sarala Temple
Durga Puja: Section 144 Clamped At Maa Sarala Temple In Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur district administration issued the prohibitory orders in and around the temple keeping in view the huge rush of devotees during Dussehra

40 % Cases In BBSR!
Worrying Trend! Bhubaneswar Witnessing 40% Of Daily Covid19 Infections In Odisha: Top Health Official

Even though positivity rate seems to be declining in Odisha, the capital city’s caseload still remains high. Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Oct 11) said that around 40 per cent of Odisha’s daily Covid-19 infections are from Bhubaneswar.

Director of State Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra
40% Of Odisha's Daily Infections Reported From Bhubaneswar: Health Director

The rate of infection in Bhubaneswar has always been a cause for concern as the Covid graph in the city is fluctuating and not decreasing.

India Covid-19 Cases
COVID-19 India: National Recovery Rate Increases To 98 Per Cent

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 237.8 Million, Deaths Over 4.85 Million

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,575,820), the UK (8,192,541), Russia (7,658,923), Turkey (7,444,542), France (7,156,066), Iran (5,702,890), Argentina (5,265,859), Spain (4,973,619), Colombia (4,972,236), Italy (4,700,316), Germany (4,318,437), Indonesia (4,227,932) and Mexico (3,720,545), the CSSE figures showed.

Niranjan Mishra
Next 3 Months Crucial For Odisha: Top Health Official Says State Battling Mental Issues Post Covid Outbreak

On the occasion of Mental Health Day, Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra threw light on a crucial phenomenon the state is battling with over the past one and half year.

Nod To Export Of 40 Lakh India-Made Sputnik Light Doses To Russia
Nod To Export Of 40 Lakh India-Made Sputnik Light Doses To Russia

In Septemeber, the Drugs Controller General of India had granted permission for the conducting Phase 3 bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population.

Niranjan Mishra
World Mental Health Day: Cases Of Depression, Anxiety Soared During Pandemic, Says Odisha Health Director

Despite formidable challenges, we have ably dealt with the situation and the Central Government has also awarded us this year for our efforts to address the mental health during the pandemic, the top health official informed.

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Centre Provides Over 95.96Cr COVID Vaccines To States/UTs
Centre Provides Over 95.96Cr COVID Vaccines To States/UTs

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

India covid cases
Active COVID-19 Cases In India Lowest In 208 Days

A decrease of 5,672 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.