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COVID-19 News Updates

Obesity Raises Risk Of Covid Infection: Study

People with increasing body mass index (BMI) may be at the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, finds a new study.

Police Cracks Down On Covid Norm Violators
Commissionerate Police Cracks Down On Covid Norm Violators

Amid enforcement of lockdown restrictions, the Twin City Police has come down hard on Covid norm violators for breaking the regulations despite regular awareness by the authorities. 

India Records 3.29 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 3,876 Fatalities

The single day rise in new coronavirus infections in India fell to 3.29 lakh after 14 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,29,92,517, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

Covid Vaccination In Urban Centres Of Odisha
Vaccination For Above 18 Years Begins In Major Urban Centres In Odisha

The vaccination drive for people between 18 and 44 years has begun at other major urban centres in Odisha from today. Even though the vaccination for above 18 years had begun from May 1, people in this category were vaccinated with Covaxin shots only in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area so far.

Anthony Fauci
COVID-19 Fight: Give India Resources To Make Vaccines, Says Fauci

Anthony Fauci, the top US expert on Covid-19, has called on countries to provide India with resources to make its own vaccines or donate vaccines.

Global COVID19 Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 158.6 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.29 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 158.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.29 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Corona cases
Odisha Witnesses Fall In Daily Covid Count, Records 9,793 New Cases With 18 Deaths

The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.

Twitter Donates USD 15 Million For COVID-19 Relief In India

Microblogging giant Twitter has donated USD 15 million to help address the COVID-19 crisis in India which is battling the unprecedented second wave of the deadly pandemic.

Lockdown In Odisha
COVID Lockdown Hits Livelihood, Leaves Lower Middle Class In Dire Straits

A Deja-Vu hit Prashant Kumar Das, a Restaurant employee at Bhubaneswar, who fears that his employer will not be able to pay him salary this month owing to the lockdown.

Chorus For COVID Warrior Status To Teachers In Odisha Grows Louder

As Odisha’s fight against the Coronavirus continues, demands to accord Covid frontline worker status to the teachers at par with the police, health workers and journalists, has grown strong.

Odisha Reports First Case Of Black Fungus
Odisha Reports Maiden Case Of Black Fungus In Covid-19 Patient 

A 71-year-old man from Jajpur presently residing in Bhubaneswar has been infected with Black Fungus.

COVID Lockdown: Bhubaneswar Unit-1 Haat Timings Changed To Reduce Crowding

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in consultation with the Commissionerate Police on Monday changed the timings for wholesalers and retailers to operate in the Capital city’s largest market, Unit-I market.

Odisha Cabinet Nod To 16 Proposals Including Amendment To State Lokayukta Act
Odisha To Float Global Tenders To Procure Covid-19 Vaccines

Odisha Cabinet urges the Centre to exempt vaccines from all tax liabilities to reduce burden on finances and facilitate Odisha’s drive towards universal vaccination

Covid care centres
Odisha Govt Directs To Rehabilitate Children Whose Parents Are At COVID Care Centres

Odisha government on Monday directed all the district Collectors to identify Child Care Institutions (CCI) in their region to be used to house distressed children who are either orphaned by COVID or whose parents are lodged at COVID Care Centres.

Regular Use Of Ivermectin May Cut Risk Of Contracting COVID-19
Regular Use Of Ivermectin May Cut Risk Of Contracting COVID-19

Regular use of the oral antiparasitic drug ivermectin may significantly reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a review of available data by researchers who claim the medicine can help end the pandemic.