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Odisha doctor Tahseen Anwar
Frontliners In Pain: How Covid Crisis Hitting Doctors Amid Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: Like darkness beneath the lamp, video of a doctor in Odisha emotionally pleading the government to help his ailing mother struggling with Coronavirus is a perfect example of humanitarian crisis faced by these frontliners who are leading the battle against the pandemic. Tahseen Anwar, a doctor of Rourkela admitted her mother to a hospital […]

Bhubaneswar reports 87 new COVID19 cases, total tally at 1130

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 graph of Bhubaneswar continued its upward trend with 87 more persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Among the latest cases, 41 are detected from various quarantine centres while remaining 46 cases are local contacts, as per the information shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Update on […]

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Odisha’s COVID-19 Death Toll Mounts To 86 With 3 More Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 death toll in Odisha mounted to 86 with three more persons succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. While two deaths were reported from Ganjam, one person died of COVID-19 in Gajapati district, informed Health and Family Welfare Department on Saturday. #BIG_BREAKING#Odisha reports 3 more #COVID19 deaths taking the toll […]

Guidelines For COVID-19 Centres In Gated Housing Societies Issued

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry have issued guidelines, including on eligibility, handling of different categories of cases, and so on, for gated residential complexes desirous of setting up small Covid care facilities run by the Resident Welfare Associations, housing societies and NGOs using their own resources. The ministry believes that this […]

14-Day Lockdown In Bhubaneswar
COVID-19 Lockdown: Entry To Bhubaneswar,Cuttack Restricted, Borders Sealed

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Friday made it clear that unnecessary movement of people will be dealt with strictly in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar during the 14-day lockdown from tonight. Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi informed that entry and exit routes will be completely shut and people will not be allowed to move out […]

Covid-19 Deaths In Odisha
Covid-19 Tally Burgeons In Odisha With 718 New Positives, 4 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 cases continued to multiply in Odisha with yet another record spike on Friday. As many as 718 people were tested positive for Coronavirus infection while four succumbed to the disease while undergoing treatment at different Covid hospitals in the last 24 hours, informed the State I & PR Department. This is the second-highest […]

MHA Extends Reopening Guidelines Till November 30
COVID-19: Odisha Announces 14-Day Complete Lockdown In 4 High Caseload-Districts

Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, Odisha government on Thursday imposed a 14-day lockdown in four districts and entire Rourkela Municipal Corporation area of Sundergarh district. Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed that the lockdown restrictions will be clamped in  Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack and Jajpur districts along with the entire Rourkela Municipal Corporation […]

COVID-19 Cases Treble In Bhubaneswar In A Fortnight

Bhubaneswar: Even as the entire focus of Odisha government is on Ganjam district, COVID-19 cases have also shot up considerably in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar as well. A day after reporting its highest single-day spike of 90 cases, the smart city on Thursday recorded 60 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 […]

Covid Numbers Jump Over 15K Mark In Odisha, 2 More Deaths Take Toll To 79

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported nearly 500 new Covid-19 cases taking its overall tally beyond 15000-mark. Similarly, two Covid deaths reported today also took the toll to 79. As per State Health and Family Welfare Department, as many as 23 districts reported a total of 494 positive cases with Ganjam reporting the maximum of 246 […]

Plasma Therapy Will Be Free For Covid-19 Patients: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited convalescent plasma therapy commenced at three hospitals of Odisha today and it will be made available free of cost for the Covid-19 patients. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement while inaugurating the plasma bank at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack through video conferencing. The therapy, which uses the plasma […]

Covid-19 Recoveries In Odisha Surge Past 10K-Mark As Record 612 Get Cured

Bhubaneswar: With a record 612 COVID19 patients recovering in a day, Odisha on Wednesday reached the milestone of 10,000 recoveries. The total recovered cases now stand at 10,476. #BIG_BREAKING Another day of RECORD #COVID19 recoveries in #Odisha 612 #COVID19 patients recover taking total recoveries to 10,476 (Health Department) — OTV (@otvnews) July 15, 2020 612 […]

Odisha COVID Cases Jump By 618, Deaths By 3 In 24 Hrs

Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered a huge spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday with as many as 618 new positive cases taking the State’s overall tally to 14898. As reported by the Health department, the State also saw three deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours. While two deaths were reported from Ganjam, Bhubaneswar recorded another […]

Odisha COVID-19 Recoveries Near 10K-Mark After Record 609 Patients Get Cured

Bhubaneswar: Even as rising COVID-19 cases in few hotspot districts has emerged as a major concern, what could come as a solace for many is the fact Odisha is also on a steep recoveries curve. A record 609 patients recuperated from COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total recoveries to 9,864. As per Health and Family […]

Odisha Covid-19 Death Toll Shoots Up To 74, Case Tally At 14280

Bhubaneswar: Odisha added 543 new cases of Covid-19 taking the case tally to 14280 while the virus death toll mounted to 74 with four more fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to the State health department, three out of four deceased were male and one was female. The deceased were identified as a 71-year-old […]

Malkangiri Makes 7-Day Home Isolation Mandatory For Visitors From Outside Odisha
COVID-19: Odisha Allows Home Isolation In Urban Areas To Ease Burden On Hospital Infra

Bhubaneswar: In a major policy shift, Odisha government on Monday decided to allow home isolation of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 patients. Announcing the development, Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that home isolation will only be applicable only in urban areas including 114 urban local bodies, district headquarters, sub-divisional towns and block headquarters in […]

Odisha COVID-19 Death Toll Rises To 70 With 6 More Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: Six more persons died of COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours, taking the virus death toll to 70. The State’s case tally also increased to 13737 with addition of 616 new positive cases. As per the State Health and Family Welfare Department, four out of the six deaths were reported from Ganjam […]

Shutdown Restrictions Lifted In Cuttack City, Malls Allowed To Open With Conditions

Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Sunday announced to lift the extended shutdown which was earlier clamped in the city following a sudden rise in Covid-19 cases last week. As per a notification, the shutdown restrictions will be lifted from tomorrow. “After reviewing the current situation, Cuttack Municipal Corporation has decided to lift the […]

COVID-19 Claims 3 More Lives In Odisha, 595 New Cases Reported In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is now facing enormous challenge owing to the steep rise in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and fatalities since July 1. The state’s COVID-19 tally reached 13121 on Sunday after 595 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Apart from the new cases, three more persons succumbed to COVID-19 in […]

Covid19 Death Toll Doubles In Odisha In 8 Days!

Bhubaneswar: As estimated, July is turning out to be most critical period for Odisha in the ongoing Covid19 pandemic especially following the return of over 5 lakh people from other states after relaxation of lockdown in May. After recording 29 deaths till July 3,  State’s Covid toll has more than doubled to reach 61 in […]

Odisha Reports 5 More COVID-19 Deaths; Positive Cases Cross 12,500-Mark After 570 New Cases

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 death toll in Odisha rose to 61 after five more persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. Apart from the five deaths, the COVID-19 tally in the State  jumped to 12,526 after 570 new cases were reported on Saturday. #Odisha reports 570 new #COVID19 positive cases In Quarantine: 384 […]

COVID-19: BMC Issues SOP For Home Isolation Of Asymptomatic & Mild Symptomatic Cases

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 cases in the smart city, the officials of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for management of home isolation of asymptomatic and mild symptomatic cases. COVID-19 positive patients from non-slum areas, who are asymptomatic or have mild to mild symptoms, can be permitted […]

Odisha COVID-19 Cases, Recoveries Break Single-Day Records

Bhubaneswar: With the country arguably in the thick of the COVID19 pandemic, Odisha seems not too far as the State on Friday broke single-day records in both number of cases and recoveries. As per the Health and Family welfare department, a record 565 persons recovered from COVID-19 in the State. It is for the third […]

Record Spike Of 755 Covid-19 Cases In Odisha, 4 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered biggest spike of 755 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the State’s total positive tally to 11956. The State also reported four more deaths due to coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 56. All the four deaths have been reported from Ganjam district, informed the health department. #BREAKING 4 new #Covid deaths […]

Covid Surge: Weekend Shutdown Clamped In Rourkela Till July 31

Rourkela: Worried over rising cases of Covid-19, Sundergarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan has ordered weekend shutdown in Rourkela and Kalunga Industrial area till July 31. Rourkela (both Rourkela Municipal Corporation area & Steel Township area) and Kalunga Industrial area will remain shut on all Saturdays and Sundays till July 31, 2020, said the official order […]

COVID-19 Recovery
Record 401 COVID-19 Patients Recuperate In Odisha, Total Recoveries Jump To 7407

Bhubaneswar: The total number of Covid-19 recovery cases in Odisha has crossed 7400-mark as a record 401 patients recovered on Thursday, informed the State Health & Family Welfare department. It’s so far the highest single-day recovery in the State. Of the recoveries reported today, the highest 100 patients recovered from Ganjam, 67 from Gajapati, 42 […]

Covid Pandemic: New Record Spike Of 577 Cases, 4 Deaths In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha breached the 11,000-mark on Thursday after the state recorded its highest single-day spike of 577 new Coronavirus infections. At least four persons have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours in Odisha taking the death toll to 52. While three persons have died in Ganjam […]

5-Day Shutdown Comes Into Force In Urban Areas Of Ganjam

Berhampur: Ganjam district administration imposed a 5-day shutdown in all urban areas including Berhampur Municipal Corporation, Hinjilicut Municipality, all NACs and 5 block headquarters on Wednesday. Keeping in view the surge in COVID-19 positive cases, District Magistrate Vijay Amruta Kulange has directed to impose shutdown in all town areas from till July 13. 5 block […]

COVID-19 Spike: Govt Employees From Outside Asked Not To Attend Office In Bhubaneswar

Bhubnaeswar: Odisha government on Wednesday issued an order asking all the government employees, who are commuting from places other than the municipal limits of Cuttack and Khurda, not to attend offices in Bhubaneswar till July 31. The State government has reportedly taken the decision to tackle the massive rise in the COVID-19 cases and local […]

Odisha Reports Over 500 Covid Cases For 2nd Consecutive Day, Local Transmission On Rise

Bhubaneswar: As many as 527 persons tested positive for Covid-19 including 338 from quarantine centres and 189 from local contacts in the last 24 hours in Odisha, informed the State I&PR Department on Wednesday. This is the second consecutive day that the State has hit Covid-19 cases over 500-mark. Data shared by the State Health […]

Family Members Of COVID19 Patients Should Be Kept Informed: Odisha CM To Officials

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the State’s COVID-19 tally crossed 10,000-mark following the highest single-day spike of 571 new cases today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced to include COVID management under its ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative and suggested officials to devise a mechanism to keep family members informed about the health condition of infected persons. Covid management […]

Four strains of Coronavirus present In Odisha: ILS Director

Bhubaneswar: All four strains of coronavirus identified in India are prevalent in Odisha, informed Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar Director Ajay Parida on Tuesday. “There are four groups of the virus in India and all the groups are present in Odisha. Research and analysis are underway to see if there is any change in […]

Odisha Breaches 10000 Mark In Covid-19 Cases With 571 New Infections, Death Toll At 42

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday breached the 10,000-mark in COVID-19 cases with the highest single-day spike of 571 infections. With four more casualties in the past 24 hours, the death toll due to the disease in the State also increased to 42. While three deaths were reported from Ganjam district, the fourth victim hailed from Cuttack. […]

Odisha Mulls Lane-Driving On Cuttack-Bhubaneswar NH-16

Bhubaneswar: If everything goes as per plan, we might soon see an end to traffic problems particularly on the stretch of NH-16 connecting the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar as Commissionerate Police is keen to introduce the concept of ‘lane driving’. A proposal in this regard is being mooted by the Commissionerate Police which […]

Covid-19 Surge Continues As Odisha Records 456 New Cases, 2 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed an explosion in COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day with 456 persons testing positive for the virus on Monday. The total case count in the State now stands at 9526. The State also witnessed two more COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. The deaths were reported from Ganjam and Jajpur. […]

COVID-19 recovery
Odisha Records Highest Single-Day Recovery Of 290 COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported its highest single-day COVID-19 recovery, as 290 more patients recovered from the disease, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department. According to the Health department, highest 99 patients have recovered from Ganjam, 56 from Gajapati, 33 from Jharsuguda, 16 each from Cuttack and Nabarangpur, 15 from Balasore, 11 from […]

Odisha’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 9000-Mark; 469 New Cases, 2 Deaths In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: For the third consecutive day, Odisha recorded a steep hike in COVID-19 cases. As many as 469 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the State’s tally to 9070 on Sunday. The COVID-19 death toll in the State also mounted to 36 with two more persons succumbing to the disease. […]

Cuttack Hospitals Reel As Covid Infections Rise

Cuttack: Amid spurt of novel-Coronavirus cases, hospitals have now emerged as a major concern for the administration of Cuttack city. Two major hospitals in the Millennium City are now gradually becoming hotspots of Covid infection. Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre on Saturday reported 38 more Covid-19 cases while SCB Hospital too saw a spike of […]

Rath Yatra Concludes With Niladri Bije Of Holy Trinity

Puri: Ending their annual sojourn, Lord Jagannath and his siblings returned to their abode, Puri Srimandir, on Saturday in Niladri Bije ritual, which marked the conclusion of Rath Yatra. As per tradition, the ceremonial return of the deities into the temple was kicked off with the customary Goti Pahandi ritual of Lord Sudarshan. Servitors ushered […]

Rath Yatra Niladri Bije 2020
Rath Yatra: Homecoming For Holy Trinity, Niladri Bije Rituals In Puri Today

Puri: A day after the Trinity was offered Adhara Pana, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath are all set to ushered into the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir on the occasion of Niladri Bije (homecoming of the deities) today. Niladri Bije is the concluding ritual of Rath Yatra after Suna Besha and Adhara Pana. “Niladri […]

bmc- commissioner prem-chandra-chaudhary
COVID-19: Bhubaneswar Bars Workers From Outside States

Bhubaneswar: Drawing lessons from current spike in COVID-19 cases majorly detected in two clusters – a hospital and an industrial unit, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday imposed restrictions on engagement of workers from outside the State till July 31. While addressing a presser, BMC Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary informed that recently an industrial organisation […]