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COVID-19 Outbreak: Odisha First State To Extend Lockdown Till April 30

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest over proposals to extend the nationwide lockdown imposed in the country which is scheduled to end on April 14, the Odisha Government on Thursday decided to extend Coronavirus lockdown in the entire State for 16 more days till April 30. In doing so, Odisha has become the first State […]

Two more test positive for Covid-19 in Odisha
Two More Test Covid-19 Positive In Odisha, Total Goes Up To 44

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 44 on Thursday after detection of two more positive cases. As per the State health & family welfare department, a 51-year-old female in Dhenkanal town has tested positive for the coronavirus. Today’s second case has been admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. The patient is a […]

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Ask Telecom Providers Not To Disconnect Incoming Facilities For 3 Months: Odisha to Centre

Bhubaneswar: With a view to ensure people stay connected with their family members, relatives and government machinery while staying at home amid the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, Odisha Government on Wednesday requested Union Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash to direct the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) in the State to not disconnect incoming […]

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COVID19: Odisha Orders Health Check-Up Of Every Household In Ganjam District

Berhampur/Jharsuguda: In an effort to contain the spread of COVID19, the Odisha government has decided to conduct door-to-door health screening of every household in Ganjam district which has been identified a vulnerable area because of the large number of returnees from outside states. Around 40 lakh people belonging to 7 lakh families will be screened […]

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67% Odisha coastal districts turn Covid-19 hotspots, 89% positives in 20-50 yrs

Bhubaneswar: When the coastal districts in Odisha have apparently emerged as the Covid-19 hotspots in the State, around 89 per cent of novel coronavirus positives in State belong to the working age-group of 20 – 50 years. Only 9 per cent Covid-19 positives belong to 60 + age-group vis-a-vis 17 per cent nationally. The footprint […]

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Satya Nagar area in Bhubaneswar declared COVID-19 containment zone

Bhubaneswar:  A day after Odisha’s first COVID-19 death was reported in Bhubaneswar, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared Satya Nagar as containment zone after detection of a positive case in the area. The areas which come under the containment zone include Kali Temple Square to Patanjali Store to BOI Officers’ Quarters and upto Satya […]

Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, death toll rises to 149
Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, death toll rises to 149

New Delhi: With India in the third week of its 21-day lockdown, the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surged to 5,194, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday. Of these, 4643 are active cases of COVID-19, 401 individuals have recovered and discharged from the hospital, one person migrated to […]

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Story Of Corona Warriors In Odisha Is Equal Parts Sacrifice & Strength

Bhubaneswar: Their sacrifices are camouflaged behind their stoic faces, but ever so often it spools up under the weary eyelids & rolls down their cheeks. The doctors and health workers in Odisha, who are spending days away from their loved ones fighting the pandemic on the frontlines, at times find it hard to fight their […]

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Cremation Of COVID19 Victims Will Be Under Odisha Govt’s Watch

Bhubaneswar: The cremation of bodies of those dying of coronavirus will be conducted under the watch of the State government as per protocol, informed Odisha government’s spokesperson on COVID19, Subroto Bagchi. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Bagchi informed that the Centre has laid down certain guidelines for transportation, autopsy and cremation of bodies of coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus Patients In Odisha Will Be Treated 'Only In COVID19 Hospitals'

Bhubaneswar: All the persons detected positive or having Coronavirus symptoms will be treated only in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals that have been set up across Odisha, informed State Health Secretary Nikunja Dhal in a presser today. For the purpose, as many as seven COVID19 hospitals have been established in the State. “As of now, there are […]

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Covid-19 trend: Odisha records 1st death, n-CoV cases may soar to 100-mark by mid-April!

Bhubaneswar: Post detection of first novel coronavirus positive in the State on March 16, the State on Tuesday recorded its first confirmed death. And the dubious distinction is shared by Bhubaneswar, Odisha’s Covid-19 epicentre. As per the information provided by State Health and Family Welfare department, a 72-year old male from Jharpada in Bhubaneswar, who […]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Bhubaneswar witnesses shortage of vegetable supply
Coronavirus Lockdown: Bhubaneswar witnesses shortage of vegetable supply

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha entered Day-14 of the lockdown, Bhubaneswar is witnessing an acute shortage of vegetable supply following the two-day shutdown on April 4 and 5 leading to steep rise in prices. “Truckloads of vegetables en route to Bhubaneswar couldn’t enter the capital city due to the abrupt two-day shutdown which resulted in huge losses. […]

Intelligence Bureau office employees put under quarantine
Intelligence Bureau officials put in quarantine after staffer comes in contact with COVID-19 patient

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday put all the employees of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) office under quarantine after a staffer reportedly came in contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. “One of the staff of the Intelligence Bureau had come in contact with a COVID-19 patient. We have collected some swab samples of […]

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CM Naveen Patnaik urges doctors to support Odisha's COVID-19 telemedicine helpline

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealed to the doctors to support the State government’s initiative of launching a dedicated COVID-19 telemedicine helpline. “I am appealing to all the doctors, across the state and India, to support the government in this initiative. Please come forward and register to provide free service to citizens,” […]

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Covid-19 India rate: 1K every 2 days plus 15 deaths per day!

Bhubaneswar: The infectious novel coronavirus is seemingly galloping ahead in India. The ever-rising numbers are evident from its rapid rate of infection. When Covid-19 took 59 long days to cross the 1000 mark in the country, the count crossed the 2000 mark in just 5 days. But now the infectious run rate is 1000 every […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: BMC Mobile Vans to Deliver Groceries & Veggies At Doorstep In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to ensure that people get groceries and vegetables during the ongoing lockdown period, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has rolled out mobile van service for the delivery of essentials at doorstep. People can order groceries and vegetables over the phone by dialing the phone numbers of the BMC mobile vans. The […]

Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen Patnaik
Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen talks tough over COVID-19 guidelines

Bhubaneswar:  After Odisha reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Naveen Patnaik warned people of the state to strictly adhere to social distancing norms or face “criminal action”. The total number of coronavirus cases in Odisha shot up to 39 with Sunday’s additions — all from Bhubaneswar. “There will be zero tolerance on violation of […]

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Cuttack admin declares some areas as containment zones amid spike in COVID-19 Cases

Cuttack: With the number of Coronavirus positive cases rising in Bhubaneswar, several areas in Cuttack have now been earmarked as containment zones. “Ward No. 1 of Jairampur gram panchayat (GP) in Nischintakoili tehsil and Ward Nos. 12 and 13 of Mirzapur GP in Salepur tehsil have been declared as containment zone,” district magistrate-cum-empowered officer, Bhabani […]

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Covid-19 Fightback: No evidence Of Community Transmission In Bhubaneswar, Says Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary of Odisha, Asit Tripathy today thanked all the city dwellers of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak for making the 48-hour shut down which started at 8 pm on April 3, a success. He also thanked all the personnel of law enforcement, district administration and health care workers for dealing with the enforcement in […]

Fighting COVID-19: Gujarat firm makes low cost ventilators in 10 days
Fighting coronavirus: Gujarat firm makes low cost ventilators in 10 days

Ahmedabad: As the world is facing shortage of medical equipment to fight the coronavirus, a Rajkot-based company has developed low cost ventilators in just 10 days and will deliver 1,000 of these machines to the Gujarat government-run hospitals in next few days. The ventilator, developed by a private company, was tested at a medical lab […]

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Call 104 & Get Your COVID-19 Tests Done Within 24 Hours: CM Naveen Appeals Tablighi Jamaat Returnees

Bhubaneswar: The increasing Covid-19 cases in Odisha, mostly linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, seems to have put the preparedness of the State government under stress. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appealed all people from Odisha who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat, to come forward voluntarily and get the COVID-19 […]

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ECoR produces masks & sanitizers to assist Govt in fight against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken up the challenge on various fronts in an all-out fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. On the one side, it is ensuring supply of essential commodities like coal for the powerhouses, food grains for the public distribution system, petrol, diesel and other petroleum products for the transportation sector […]

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15 Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported In Odisha Today, Bhubaneswar Turning Into A Potential Hotspot

Bhubaneswar: Odisha saw a sudden spike in the COVID-19 numbers on Friday as 15 more have tested positive for the contagious disease. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State has shot up to 20. As per the State Health & Family Welfare department, Bhadrak reported two fresh cases today, and Cuttack, […]

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Covid-19 Outbreak: Odisha Imposes Complete Shutdown In 3 Cities To Check Community Transmission

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Friday announced that a complete shutdown will be imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak town for 48 hours from 8 PM today till 8 PM on Sunday as a precautionary measure to prevent any community transmission of COVID-19. The Chief Secretary has warned that strict action will be […]

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Odisha’s first COVID-19 patient tests negative, being discharged: Health Dept

Bhubaneswar: At a time when novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has turned out to be a major challenge for the central and State governments, patient-1 infected with the virus in Odisha has reportedly tested negative at Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar. He is being discharged from the hospital. The State Health Department has informed that the patient has […]

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