Odishatv Bureau

To protect unvaccinated children from exposure to Covid, the district administration has decided to vaccinate all the students in the age group of 12 to 17 in all the schools of Cuttack and Khordha district. While 54% of schools have vaccinated their students, the administration plans to vaccinate the remaining schoolchildren over next 15 days.

The decision comes in the wake of 303 new Covid cases in Khurda district and 115 cases in Cuttack. The decision was taken after BMC officials held a meeting with authorities at least 60 private and government-run schools.

“Khordha continues to post the biggest spike in the number of infections with the district on Wednesday reporting 303 cases. As many as 115 cases have also been detected from Cuttack too,” said a data released by the Health Department. 

On the other hand, the Odisha government is closely watching the situation especially the return of people to their various native districts after Rath Yatra celebrations in Puri.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requested the netizens to take the free precaution doses and urged people to wear masks. 

Taking to his Twitter handle, the CM tweeted, “Welcome the decision of Government of India to launch a special drive to provide free precaution doses of #COVID19 vaccines to 18-59 age group of people. Appeal all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated for a #CovidFreeOdisha."