Manoj Kumar Jena

Amid the rising Covid-19 graph in Odisha in the last few days, Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra on Saturday advised people, who are showing symptoms of fever, cold, and cough, to celebrate zero night at their homes. 

Niranjan further said, “One more Covid positive case was reported in the past 24 hours. So far, 14 cases of Covid-19 infections have been reported in December.  The total Covid-19 active tally in the state now stands at 13 after recovery of one positive case," said Mishra.

According to Mishra, there is no significant rise in Covid cases in the country as cases are showing a downward trend. 

"It is expected that the Covid cases might see a spike and the central government has also advised us to stay prepared, we had written to hospitals to remain prepared and make necessary arrangements in the hospitals yesterday,” said Niranjan Mishra.

Mishra further informed that people should avoid crowded places and wear a mask and celebrate New Year at their home.

Capital Hospital Director Laxmidhar Sahoo said, "We are always prepared for this kind of situation. As it is not a Covid hospital, we have set up a fever clinic and instructed people to wear masks. I urge people not to show any negligence. People should maintain social distancing. Before going to any gathering, think twice if is necessary or not."