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COVID-19: ‘Super Spreader’ From Bhubaneswar Infected 41 People

Bhubaneswar: With stage set for reopening of markets to give an impetus to economy in Unlock 3, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has urged people to be ‘extra cautious’ specially in crowded markets. The word of caution comes from BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary who informed that a COVID-19 positive patient, a vegetable trader at Aiginia […]

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Covid-19: Several health workers, police & media staff test positive in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 15 hospital staff, five police personnel and three employees of a media house were among the 128 new Covid-19 cases that were reported from Bhubaneswar in the past 24 hours. According to the information shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), an employee of a central government hospital linked with previous […]

COVID-19 Spike In Odisha: Slum Pockets Give Jitters

Bhubaneswar: Be it Bhubaneswar, Puri or Cuttack, rising COVID-19 cases especially in slum pockets has now emerged as a major concern for Odisha government. Most of the slum areas in different parts of the State are fast turning into COVID-19 hotspots with several already being declared containment zones by respective civic or district administration authorities […]

Bhubaneswar Sees Over 1100 COVID-19 Cases In A Week With Another Record Surge

Bhubaneswar: The month of July is now giving jitters to the health officials as well as local residents owing to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar. What is more worrying is the fact that the smart city has reported over 1,100 COVID-19 cases in just seven days with another record surge of 215 […]

COVID-19 Infection More Prevalent In Non-Slum Areas Of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As of now, Bhubaneswar city has reported more COVID-19 cases from non-slum areas as compared to the slum pockets. According to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary 657 COVID positive cases have been reported from non-slum areas as against 201 cases from slums. “We are laying more emphasis on slum areas […]

COVID-19 Spike: 850 Additional Beds For COVID Care In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 cases exploding in Bhubaneswar, the focus of administration is now on augmenting resources to deal with the emergency situation. A total of 850 additional beds including 31 ICU beds for COVID care will come up at various dedicated hospitals within the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) soon. Bhubaneswar witnessed a steep […]

COVID19 Cases Explode In Bhubaneswar In Record One-Day Surge

Bhubaneswar: Odisha capital Bhubaneswar witnessed steepest rise in Covid-19 cases with as many as 248 persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. According to the information shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), of the total cases 207 were detected from quarantine centres and 41 local contact cases. With this, the […]

Flour Mill In Bhubaneswar Becomes COVID19 Cluster As Smart City Sees Record Surge

Bhubaneswar: A Flour Mill in Mancheswar area of Bhubaneswar has become a COVID19 cluster with as many as 35 cases being reported from the factory in the past 24 hours which saw a record surge of 126 new COVID-19 in the smart city. It is the highest single-day spike of cases reported so far from […]

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 […]

Medicine Stores Sealed In Bhubaneswar For Violation Of COVID-19 Norms

Bhubaneswar: Several medicine stores in the city were sealed by the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday. Sources said that the medicine stores closed for violating social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines. “The shops have been closed for violation of lockdown measures and directives issued for COVID-19 management as per the provisions of […]

Bhubaneswar Sees Record Surge In COVID-19 Cases, Tally Crosses 1000 Mark

Bhubaneswar: The month of July so far has brought a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha and the situation in Bhubaneswar is no different as the smart city today saw a record single-day spike of 124 cases. With today’s record spike in positive cases, the COVID-19 tally reached 1,043 in Bhubaneswar. Of the 124 […]

‘COVID-19 Cases In Bhubaneswar Rising Due To Social Distancing Norms Violation’

Bhubaneswar: With 317 COVID-19 cases reported in the Odisha capital in the first 10 days of July, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has found that the rise in the number of coronavirus patients was mainly due to gross violation of social distancing norms, an official said. The spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases was […]

Sero Surveillance for COVID-19 Begins In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A large-scale sero-surveillance to monitor the trend of COVID-19 infection and immunological status of the community and high-risk groups began in areas under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits on Saturday. The sero surveillance for COVID-19 has been undertaken to know the immunological status of the community and high risk groups. The entire process is […]

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 […]

Dentist, 11 Hospital Staff Among 45 New COVID-19 Cases In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A private dentist is among 45 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar in the past 24 hours. Apart from the dentist, 11 staff of a Central government hospital under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits have also tested positive for coronavirus infection. As per the data shared by I & PR department, […]

Beware Land Mafia! Odisha Launches 'BLUIS' To Check Land Encroachment

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Thursday unveiled Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligent System (BLUIS), a mobile based application to monitor illegal public land encroachment in Bhubaneswar municipal Corporation area. Under the 5T initiative, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched 8 technology-driven solutions for General Administration & Public Grievance Department and Home Department to enhance public service delivery mechanism. […]

2 Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Staff, 1 Driver Test Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Two officials of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have tested positive for COVID-19. As per preliminary reports, two engineers and a driver have been found to have contracted coronavirus infection. Sources said the two officials had taken leave and recently visited a particular district in Odisha. Both of them were tested for COVID-19 after their […]

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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 […]

Several Odisha Govt Offices Closed After Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Several Odisha government offices have been closed after detection of COVID-19 cases among employees. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) was shut today for 48 hours after two of its staff tested positive for the virus. Similarly, restrictions were clamped on visit by public to Jajpur Sadar Tehsil office after the concerned Tehsildar tested COVID […]

COVID-19 Hotspot District-returnees in Bhubaneswar Slums To Undergo 14-day Institutional Quarantine

Bhubaneswar: The constant rise in COVID-19 positive cases in Bhubaneswar has now forced authorities to revise their strategy to contain the spread of coronavirus. As per the latest decision, a special strategy is being implemented in slum pockets and in view of them same, persons coming from COVID hotspot districts to slum areas of the […]

Criminal Action Against Private Hospital In Bhubaneswar For Violating COVID-19 Norms: BMC

Bhubaneswar: After detecting massive violation of prescribed COVID-19 guidelines, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is gearing up to take criminal action against Blue Wheel Hospital from where 27 COVID-19 positive cases were reported. Informing about the development, BMC Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary today said, “We are initiating a criminal case and FIR will be registered against […]

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COVID-19: 3 Health Workers Among 9 New Cases Detected In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Three health workers are among nine persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours. As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), two male and one female employee of a dedicated COVID hospital in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. Apart from the three health workers, two positive cases have […]

COVID-19 Norm Violation: Market Building Sealed In Bhubaneswar After Raja Rush

Bhubaneswar: A day after sealing several prominent shops, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on Friday sealed the city’s major commercial complex – The Market Building at Unit-2, in a crackdown against COVID-19 norm violation. As per official sources, the decision to seal the market building was taken following a huge turnout of shoppers ahead of […]

Demolition Drive Begins Near Puri Srimandir & Lingaraj Temple

Puri: The demolition drive for renovation of in and around areas of Puri Jagannath Temple and the shrine of Lord Lingaraj resumed today after a hiatus of two months due to the lockdown imposed to arrest the spread of COVID19 in the State. As the day dawned on Friday, the coastal pilgrim town saw earth-movers […]

Maha Shivaratri: CP Issues Traffic Advisory, Check Road Diversions In Bhubaneswar
After Rukuna Rath Yatra, Coronavirus Casts Shadow On Sithal Sasthi Of Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: After cancellation of famous Rukuna Rath Yatra, clouds of uncertainty now loom over the Sithal Sasthi Yatra of Lord Lingaraj amid 4th stage of nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The festival which celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is scheduled for May 27 this year. The Bhubaneswar […]

Odisha Fights COVID-19: BMC Issues SOP For Smooth Monitoring Of Home Quarantine

Bhubaneswar: With a large number of migrants returning to several parts of Odisha, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a set of standard operating procedure (SOP) for smooth monitoring of home quarantine. As per the SOP which aims at community participation to fight COVID-19 in long term, people willing to stay in home […]

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Odisha Govt Allows Plying Of Buses In Green Zones

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to the confusion over the movement of buses during the extended lockdown period, Odisha government today announced that buses will be allowed to ply on both intra-district and inter-district routes in Green zones of the State. The bus services will, however, remain prohibited in Orange and Red zones, clarified Special Relief […]

Reopening of Shops In Bhubaneswar: 'A Market Complex' Defined & Other FAQs

Bhubaneswar: Amid the confusion lurking in the minds of shop owners while trying to interpret the guidelines stipulated for reopening, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today clarified certain guidelines. Addressing a presser, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary categorically stated that all shops selling essential commodities comes under the ‘allowed category’ and hence allowed to open […]

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Bhubaneswar and Cuttack continue to be under lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday said lockdown restrictions will continue in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to contain the spread of COVID-19. Chief secretary Asit Tripathy informed that the twin cities continue to be under lockdown restrictions. Also Read: COVID-19 Lockdown Blow: Unemployment Rate In Odisha Zooms To 4-Yr High In March! […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: BMC To Promote TickMe Mobile App To Help Consumers Order Essential Goods Online

Bhubaneswar: With the extension of COVID-19 lockdown period, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to promote use of TickMe mobile App so that citizens can place online orders for pickup and delivery with grocery stores, medical shops, restaurants etc nearby in the capital city. The App can also notify the buyers when the orders […]

Odisha appoints 6 senior officers to tackle COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed six senior bureaucrats for containment of COVID-19 in three zones here after the state capital emerged as a hotspot of coronavirus cases, a senior official said. Of the total 60 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, Bhubaneswar alone has reported 46 cases. The senior officers will […]

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 […]

BMC declares COVID-19 containment zones in Bhubaneswar

Berhampur: With an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today declared Jadupur, Begunia and Sundarpada areas as COVID-19 containment zones. “No public shall be allowed to move into the containment zone and the inhabitants within the zone shouldn’t move out. All the shopping establishments shall […]

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BMC Discloses Identity Of Odisha's 5th COVID-19 Patient, Affected Area Sealed

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday made the name and address of the 5th COVID-19 positive case detected in AIIMS Bhubaneswar public. Addressing a presser Thursday, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury said that the decision has been taken in the larger interest of people to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID19 Advisory For Odisha Banks, Bhubaneswar Markets To Shut By 6PM Everyday

Bhubaneswar: The State Finance Department on Tuesday issued an advisory for all the banks operating in Odisha asking them to implement various guidelines to prevent the spread of the infectious coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Through the State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) Convenor, the regulator directed the Controlling Heads of the Banks operating in the State to […]

Coronavirus Curbs: Different Depts Of Odisha Govt On Overdrive To Prevent Outbreak

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak across the globe, the Odisha state machinery has gone on an overdrive to restrict the spread of the virus by implementing various measures in Transport department to Skill Development and Higher Education department. Amidst a public outcry for relaxation of New MV Act in view of the viral […]

Big Bazaar Building Sealed In Bhubaneswar For Flouting Norms

Bhubaneswar: A prominent building at Patia that houses the Big Bazaar shopping mall was sealed by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday. According to reports, the concerned building was sealed for flouting norms including deviation in the building plan meant for parking and violating existing fire safety norms. Informing about the development, Srimanta Mishra, the […]

Illegal Polythene Manufacturing Units Busted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) along with State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) officials raided illegal polythene manufacturing units in Mancheswar Industrial Estate area here on Tuesday and seized huge quantity of polythene materials from different units which costs lakhs of rupees. The team led by BMC Zonal Deputy Commissioner undertook raids […]