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COVID Upsurge: 7-Day Home Isolation Mandatory In Odisha For Returnees From These States
COVID-19: Over 2800 Foreign Returnees Yet To Be Traced In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 2,856 persons who have returned to Odisha from abroad during the last 14 days could not be contacted so far, the State health department informed on Sunday. “The updated data that has been received indicates that 2,856 persons who have returned from abroad during the last 14 days could not be […]

ECoR freight train
Coronavirus Lockdown: ECoR to run parcel trains for transporting essential commodities

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has offered to run parcel trains for the transportation of essential commodities. Transportation of essential items (medical supplies, medical equipment, food items etc) is going to be very important during the lockdown period in […]

Odisha Plans To Train MBBS Students For Fight Against Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: Considering the dearth of doctors in the State, Odisha government has decided to provide extensive training to MBBS students so that they can be deployed in case of any emergency situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak. As the treatment and management of COVID-19 cases require extreme caution and professionalism, the State government is […]

Odisha to use school, hostel buildings as temporary shelters for migrant workers
COVID19: Odisha to use school, hostel buildings as temporary shelters for migrant workers

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the thousands of migrant labourers returning home following the nationwide lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases, Odisha government has decided to keep them at isolated places in the State to avoid spread of coronavirus. Migrant labourers, who are reaching their villages and hometowns from inside and outside of Odisha on […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: OSMA Seeks Withdrawal Of Odisha Doctor's Suspension Order

Bhubaneswar: Amid the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent 21-day lockdown in the country, Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA) on Saturday appealed the State government to withdraw suspension order of Lalit Mohan Behera, a doctor of the State Assembly dispensary who was suspended after detection of third positive case in the State. In a letter to […]

Odisha Lockdown: Free Cooked Food For Poor, Rs 3000 Assistance For Street Vendors

Bhubaneswar: In yet another relief measure for the weaker sections of the society, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced financial assistance of Rs 3000 each to street vendors across 114 urban local bodies (ULBs) to deal with the Covid-19 lockdown. Patnaik said that this will benefit around 65,000 registered street vendors of the 114 municipalities […]

Covid-19 risk heightens in Odisha, 112 contacts traced to P3

Bhubaneswar: Will the local transmission of novel coronavirus transmission become a reality in Odisha? The answer seems to be in affirmative as the P-3 (Covid-19 Positive number 3) at a viral shedding state had come in contact with a high of 112 persons in the State. Post contact tracing, eleven samples sent for testing. The […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Impact: Odisha Dairy Farmers Dump Milk On Road

Cuttack/Balasore: Alleging that procurement of milk and supply of cattle fodder and feed have been stopped by Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED) and some co-operative societies due to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, dairy farmers in Cuttack and Balasore districts dumped hundreds of litres of milk on road as a mark of protest. As […]

Senior Professionals To Assist Odisha Govt In COVID-19 Management

Bhubaneswar: On Friday, Odisha government’s spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi expressed apprehensions about the possibilities of entering the community transmission phase. And the increasing magnitude of the pandemic has now prompted the State government to seek voluntary service by senior professionals with experience in vital fields to assist in the management and containment of COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus Lockdown: Odisha To Provide Cooked Meals To Homeless In Urban Areas

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the problems being faced by people in view of the coronavirus lockdown, Odisha government has decided to provide cooked meals to destitute and homeless in urban areas of the State. In a letter to all district Collectors, Housing and Urban Development Department has asked senior administrative officials to provide cooked meals, […]

Subroto Bagchi on latest covid-19 updates in Odisha
Call 104, Furnish Details & Avoid Being A Super-Spreader Of COVID-19: Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha on the verge of jumping to the Stage-3 (community transmission phase) of coronavirus pandemic, Subroto Bagchi – chief spokesperson on COVID-19 today urged every person to act as per the directions of state government’s 104 Helpline only, instead of resorting to self-decisions. During his media briefing, Bagchi said that the third COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus lockdown in Odisha: Home delivery operators, grocery outlets exempted
Coronavirus lockdown in Odisha: Home delivery operators, grocery outlets exempted

Bhubaneswar: In order to resolve the issues faced by the residents of the State amid the nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus cases in the country, the Odisha Government has exempted many e-commerce companies from lockdown restrictions. The step was taken to ensure denizens stay at home and maintain social distancing. In a […]

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
India Fights Corona: RBI Announces EMI Breather, injects Rs 3.7L Cr liquidity

Bhubaneswar: To stave off the economic hardships likely to arise out of the Coronavirus lockdown, the Reserve Bank of India today announced broad-based measures including liquidity infusion to the tune of Rs 3.74 lakh crore into the system. Moreover, the Central Bank also announced a three month moratorium on repayment of installments of all term […]

Odisha COVID-19 Lockdown: BMC Ropes In 28 Stores, Malls To Home Deliver Essential Commodities

Bhubaneswar: Amid the growing inconvenience faced by the public in the aftermath of Coronavirus lockdown in Odisha, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken several initiatives to ease the availability of essential commodities at the doorsteps of the residents in Bhubaneswar. Social distancing being a major preventive measure to control the spread of COVID-19, BMC on […]

Odisha reports 5th covid-19 positive case
BREAKING: Odisha reports 3rd COVID-19 positive case

Bhubaneswar: The Coronavirus positive cases in Odisha shot up to three with one more sample testing positive for COVIDー19 on Thursday. All the three Coronavirus positive cases reported in the State so far are from Bhubaneswar, the department of State Health & Family Welfare said. One more sample has tested positive for @COVID19 in the […]

After Mumbai, Smart City Bhubaneswar to host 2 dedicated Covid-19 hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 48-hours after Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Group set up India’s first state-of-art Covid-19 hospital in Mumbai, Odisha government today signed an MoU with two private sector hospitals to bring up 1000-bed dedicated Covid-19 hospital with all modern infrastructure and facilities in the Capital city. Subroto Bagchi, State government’s  chief spokesperson on Covid-19, informed […]

Odisha first State in India to plan 1000-bedded COVID19 Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Pioneering the Covid-19 battle in the country, Odisha government has planned to set up India’s largest exclusive COVID hospitals with 1000 beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients. Such a unique initiative of Stand-alone COVID Hospitals is a first of its kind in India. The CSR funding for the same will be given by Odisha […]

Subroto Bagchi
Take A Deep Breath, Listen To The God Within You In The Time Of COVID-19: Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: Stay home, stay safe, exercise self-control and build affiliation with your government when the country is under lockdown, said Odisha govt’s spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi in an exclusive interview with Kasturi Ray, Senior Editor of OTV (Digital). Ironically the same man who wrote ‘Go, Kiss The World’, is now an advocator of ‘stay […]

dhaba to remain open amid lockdown
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: Dhabas, vehicle repair shops alongside highways to remain open

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to ensure unhindered movement of vehicles engaged in the transportation of essential commodities during the lockdown in view of Coronavirus in the country, Odisha government has allowed dhabas located alongside the national and state highways to remain open. Besides, vehicle repair and spare parts shops alongside the national and state highways […]

COVID-19 Lockdown Triggers Panic Buying Across Odisha, Traders Blame Govt

Bhubaneswar: The 21-day nationwide lockdown seems to have triggered fear among the people in Odisha who resorted to panic buying to stock essential commodities. Major market areas across the State witnessed unprecedented crowd with consumers making mad rush to buy essential commodities like rice, potatoes, onions, dal and other food items. Throwing the norms of […]

Wheat At Rs 2 Per Kg, Rice At Rs 3 Per Kg To Battle Covid-19 Lockdown: Union Cabinet To Spend Rs 1,80,000 Crore

New Delhi: To ensure sufficient supply during the Covid-19 lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries. A decision in this regard was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister […]

Covid-19 Odisha: State govt orders 14-day home quarantine for 78K migrant workers

Bhubaneswar: Not taking any chances, Odisha government today has directed the gram panchayats and zilla parishads to identify and ensure 14-day home quarantine for a whopping 78,233 migrant workers who returned to the state during last week. In a major incentive to the health staff working tirelessly against the Covid-19 outbreak in the State, Chief […]

COVID-19 Fightback: Odisha Govt Invites Applications To Appoint Doctors & Paramedics

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued a notification inviting applications from qualified specialists, MBBS doctors, staff nurses & paramedics to serve people in various State-run hospitals on short-term contract basis for period of 3 months to meet any exigencies arising out of Coronavirus outbreak. In the advertisement, the department offered the […]

Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: FAQs Answered Here

Bhubaneswar: These are testing times for the people across India as they are set for a 21-day lockdown clamped by the Centre for effective tackling of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik-led government has already initiated lot of proactive shutdowns to contain the spread of COVID 19. From Janta curfew to a complete […]

Covid-19 Bomb ticking in Odisha: 100 have n-CoV symptoms, 45 in hospital isolation!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today presented a realistic scenario of the Covid-19 in the State. The numbers suggest as many as 100 individuals with some Covid-19 symptoms have been identified in Odisha while the hospital isolation cases have posted a spike to touch 45 on Tuesday. In his regular briefing on Covid-19 today, Subroto Bagchi, Covid-19 […]