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Tag: Coronavirus In Odisha

Coronavirus Recovery
Coronavirus: Odisha Logs 2775 New Recoveries

Bhubaneswar: The total recovered cases of novel-Coronavirus in Odisha touched 235763 after 2775 more patients recuperated from the disease on Wednesday. As per information by the State Health department, maximum number of Covid-19 recoveries were reported from Khordha where as many as 500 patients were declared free of the virus. Apart from Khordha, a total […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly Before Dec 31
No Question Hour in Odisha Assembly session; House to meet for 4hrs a day

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly will meet for four hours a day during the Monsoon Session beginning September 29, and will have no Question Hour, Speaker SN Patro said on Friday after an all-party meeting. The members, staff and journalists, among others, will be allowed to enter the building only if they test negative for COVID-19, […]

COVID19 cases in Odisha
Odisha's COVID-19 Count Breaches 4000-Mark With 146 New Cases

Bhubaneswar: Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Odisha with detection of 146 new positive cases on Monday. The total tally of infections in the State now surged to 4055. As per the data shared by the State information and public relations department, Kandhamal district reported the highest number of 48 cases. Cuttack & Bhadrak followed […]

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COVID-19 May Enter 4th Stage In Odisha This Month: Govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government spokesperson on Coronavirus, Subroto Bagchi on Saturday said that COVID-19 infection might reach its fourth stage later this month. Citing the increasing cases of the positive cases despite all measures and awareness, he said, “In Odisha, Covid-19 infection may reach its 4th stage this month. Maximum infection is apprehended in this month.” […]

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Coronavirus Crisis: Quarantinees In Odisha Rue Lack Of Basic Facilities

Bhadrak/Berhampur: Despite returning to the native State after weeks of hardships amid the nationwide lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, it seems the tragedy hitting the returning migrants in Odisha is far from over. Already reeling under the crisis of losing their livelihood due to the lockdown, absence of basic facilities in the temporary […]

Covid Recoveries
Covid Recoveries Near 500-Mark In Odisha After 62 More Patients Recuperate

Bhubaneswar: As many as 62 more Covid-19 patients in Odisha have recovered from the disease taking the total novel-Coronavirus recovery tally to 498. However, as per the latest information from the State Health and Family Welfare department, one of the recoved case belongs to Maharashtra due to which the total recovery in Odisha now stands […]

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 […]

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Political Blame Game Erupts In Odisha Over Covid Spike After Migrants' 'Homecoming'

Bhubaneswar: A political blame game has broken out in Odisha after the State witnessed an explosive rise in the number of coronavirus cases following return of thousands of stranded migrants to Odisha from other states. Senior Congress leader and MLA Suresh Routray threatened to launch a massive protest if any train carrying migrants from other […]

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Every Migrant Has Right To Return Home: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Citing that there are opposition and criticism in certain quarters over the decision to allow migrants to return to state amid rising COVID19 infections, State government spokesperson, Subroto Bagchi today stated that apart from our moral obligation from a humanity standpoint, every migrant has a right to return home from a legal standpoint as […]

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Puri Rath Yatra: COVID-19 test for servitors engaged in chariot construction

Puri: The Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Krishan Kumar today informed that COVID-19 tests will be conducted for all the Biswakarma servitors (carpenters) engaged in construction work of chariots for Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity. After a meeting with servitors and Biswakarmas, Kumar today informed that a proposal has been given […]

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
Odisha SRC Orders On-Spot Registration Of Non-Enrolled Returnees, Action For Lapses During Return

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked all district and municipal authorities to ensure spot registration of unregistered returnees in temporary medical camps with immediate action after their arrival from other States. In a letter to all district collectors and municipal commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena has instructed the officials to check the registration status […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19 Count Zooms Past 200-Mark In Odisha With Highest One-Day Spike Of 20 Cases

Bhubaneswar: A whopping 20 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Odisha on Thursday taking the total number of SARS-nCoV cases in the State to 205, informed State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. This is the highest one-day spike in the State till date. Ganjam has now begun to feel the heat of COVID outbreak […]

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Public Movement Restricted From 7 PM To 7 AM In Several Districts Of Odisha & Twin Cities

Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha government has allowed considerable relaxations to economic activities in the lockdown 3.0 from May 4, strict ban on non-essential activities of public between 7 PM and 7 AM has already been enforced in several COVID affected districts and the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the State as per the […]

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Odisha Reports Highest COVID-19 Recoveries Till Date

Bhubaneswar: A day after witnessing the biggest 24-hour spike in COVID-19 positive cases, Odisha heaved a sigh of relief after 14 persons recovered from coronavirus infection on Friday. This is the highest recoveries reported from the State in a single day. As per the data shared by Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department, highest seven […]

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Odisha govt launches Covid-19 helpdesk on WhatsApp

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday launched its Covid-19 helpdesk on WhatsApp for disseminating information on various measures taken to contain the virus. People will need to send a ‘Hi’ on WhatsApp number 9337929000 to get the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak and the state government’s containment measures. “Govt has launched its #COVID19 #WhatsApp […]

Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours
COVID-19 In Odisha: Positive Cases Rise To 74, 13 In A Single Day

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 13 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Monday. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the State now stands at 74. The case details show, among the six new cases reported, five are from Jajpur district and one belongs to Sundergarh. Details of #COVID19 positive cases […]

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COVID19: CM Naveen Announces Mandatory Registration, Cash Incentive For People Willing To Return to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that people from Odisha — stranded in other states but who want to return — will have to mandatorily register their names at the panchayat level. “Those who want to return to Odisha must register before they return. Relatives and friends can register with the gram panchayats […]

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Nizamuddin Returnee Along With Associates Attacks Govt Officials; Hold Them Captive In Odisha

Jajpur: A Nizamuddin returnee along with two of his associates led a group of villagers in attacking two state government officials and held them captive in Odisha’s Jajpur district on Saturday, a senior official said. The three were later detained and sent for quarantine. The incident took place at Gopinathpur village under Kuakhia police station […]

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Odisha Fights Corona: 'No Decision Yet' On Puri Rath Yatra

Puri: As uncertainty continues to prevail over the annual Rath Yatra in Puri in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Odisha Law minister, Pratap Jena today said a decision in this regard will be taken soon. Rath Yatra, the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity- Lord Balabhadra, Mahaprabhu Jagannath and Devi Subhadra- is scheduled to […]

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena
COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha Allows E-Commerce Platforms To Resume Operations

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday said e-commerce and online platforms can resume operations in the second phase of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning from April 15. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said that home delivery of all kinds of products and courier services by platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Blue Dart, DTDC and BigBasket will […]

Coronavirus live updates
Coronavirus Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases Rise In Odisha, Testing Begins At 2 More Centres

Following the rise in coronavirus cases in Odisha, the State Health Department today informed that COVID-19 testing has begun at the Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela and the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

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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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Odisha's crucial corona fight focuses on 2 Ts - Tablighis & Technology!

Bhubaneswar: Amidst rise in count of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha, and as also the Covid-19 calls keep flooding the state government’s corona helpline (104) at the rate of 12,000 – 14,000 per day, Odisha government has currently zeroed in on two Ts – Tablighis and Technology – to take on the might of coronavirus. […]

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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BIG BREAKING: Odisha Records 16 More Covid-19 Cases

Bhubaneswar: While the entire country is observing PM Modi’s ‘9 minutes at 9 pm’ call to show solidarity in the nation’s fight against the darkness of Covid-19, Odisha recorded 16 more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection. State Health and Family Welfare department informed that 16 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Bhubaneswar which […]

BMC Commissioner Premchand Choudhury
Column: To Reveal Or Not To Reveal!

By Sandeep Sahu Poor Pradipta Dalabehera! He must be feeling cheated at earning the ‘dubious distinction’ of being the only person in the state named as having tested positive for the deadly n-Corona virus. While revealing not just his name but other crucial details like his plot number and the area he lived in on […]

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Sixth COVID-19 positive case reported in Odisha

Cuttack: Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha taking the total number of cases to six. While  two persons have recuperated completely, the number of active cases in the State now stands at four. The Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department took to Twitter to inform about the sixth COVID-19 positive case of […]

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'Odisha To Set Up COVID-19 Hospitals In All Districts'

Bhubaneswar: Ramping up its preparedness to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the State, Odisha government today informed that COVID-19 hospitals will be established in all the districts across the State. Informing about the decision of the government, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das said that his department now gearing itself for establishment of the COVID-19 hospitals […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Impact: Odisha Govt Announces Big Salary Curbs

Bhubaneswar: As an austerity measure to tide over the sluggishness in economic activity on account of the Coronavirus lockdown & expenditures incurred to tackle the pandemic, the Odisha government on Tuesday ordered deferment of wages and salaries of ministers, members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and government servants among others. In view of the economic impact […]

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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 […]

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Uncertainty Looms Over Rukuna Rath Yatra Of Lord Lingaraj Due To Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: The enforcement of lockdown to thwart the spread of Coronavirus infection has now raised uncertainty over the celebration of Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj scheduled to be held on April 1, 2020 even though the construction of chariot used for the festival is underway as per the usual practice. It may be noted […]

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 […]

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Back To Square One! Despite Lockdown For Coronavirus, Social Distancing Norms Up In Smoke In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: A day after the pan-India Janta Curfew and the implementation of lockdown in major cities of Odisha received massive support with people staying indoors as a precautionary measure to fight the spread of novel-Coronavirus, people in the State capital and several other locked-down parts of Odisha were seen blatantly flouting the social distancing norms […]

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Odisha Fights Coronavirus: Complaints registered against 3 persons for violating quarantine guidelines

Bhubaneswar: While the whole country joined in unison on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to stay home during Janta Curfew to fightback Coronavirus on Sunday, separate complaints were registered against three persons for violating home quarantine guidelines in Odisha. An FIR was lodged against the family of a person residing in Sailashree Vihar area of […]

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Coronavirus: Odisha Shuts Down 5 Districts, 8 Towns Till March 29

Bhubaneswar: In order to contain the spread of Coronavirus, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered a near-total lockdown of 5 districts and 8 towns including the State capital for a week. According to the announcement of the CM, five districts and eight major towns in the State will be locked-down from 7 AM […]

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Coronavirus Restrictions: Here Is The List Of Shops That Will Remain Closed

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is not leaving any stone unturned to contain the spread of coronavirus and has now imposed temporary restrictions on a number of services apart from ordering the closure of educational and commercial establishments across the State. With ‘social distancing’ the key to fight against coronavirus, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Technical Committee Recommends Suspension Of Inter-State Bus Service In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has reported only one confirmed case of coronavirus infection so far, the technical committee on Wednesday recommended suspension of Inter-State bus services as a precautionary measure. Chairman of the technical committee constituted to combat coronavirus, Subrat Acharya said, “There will be no problem and if we can contain it for a […]

Human Sagar apologises for coronavirus song
Ollywood Singer Humane Sagar Apologises For ‘Jhia Nuhe Tu Coronavirus’ Song

Bhubaneswar: Popular Odia singer and BJD leader Humane Sagar courted a controversy after lending his voice to a song ‘Jhia Nuhe Tu Coronavirus’, the lyrics of which seem to be purely unwarranted at a time when millions are fighting the global pandemic, COVID-19. The reference to women/girls as coronavirus has led to a backlash not […]

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COVID-19 Scare: Puri Administration Asks Tourists To Vacate Hotels In 2 Days

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The district administration of the pilgrim town of Puri on Wednesday has asked tourists to vacate hotel rooms within two days in view of the preventive measures put in place by the Odisha government over novel coronavirus, a senior official said. Hotels and lodges have been directed not to make fresh bookings till March […]

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Odisha CM's sister in home isolation for coronavirus on return from abroad

Bhubaneswar: Hours after making an appeal to the people returning home from abroad to register themselves with the official COVID-19 portal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday registered his sister Gita Mehta’s name on the portal after her return from the US. Patnaik’s elder sister Gita Mehta (77) stays in the USA and usually visits […]

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