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Odisha vulnerable as Coronavirus enters Malaysia, Not to Panic says State govt

Bhubaneswar: With a new strain of Coronavirus, the virus that causes common cold, acute respiratory infections like MERS & SARS, having taken a lethal grip on China and it being further spread to many southeast Asian nations like Malaysia, Thailand, Korea etc, the Union Health Ministry has alerted all states to take preventive action against […]

Coronavirus Scare In Odisha As China-Returned Medical Student Complains Of Suspected Infection

Phulbani: Sparking Novel Coronavirus scare in Odisha, a medical student of Phulbani on Friday complained of suffering from cold and cough after returning home from China on January 11 keeping authorities on toes. Suspecting infection, the medical student who pursues MBBS in China wrote a letter to Kandhamal Collector and the Chief District Medical Officer […]

74 People In Odisha Under Observation For Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: As many as 74 people in Odisha are under observation for coronavirus, said an official on Friday. 74 travellers who have returned from Coronavirus affected countries after January 15 have been identified by the state surveillance system and kept under home quarantine, said the Health Department official. While blood and throat swab samples of […]

Ab Tak 60 countries! Will COVID-19 change fate of the world?

Bhubaneswar: The words of Turkish author and playwright Mehmet Murat Ildan that “A Virus can change the fate of the world” turned prophetically true, when WHO declared COVID -19 a global emergency last month. The lethal virus has taken a massive 60 countries into its vice like grip. As per WHO latest update, in last […]

A Prophecy On Covid-19 That Came True

New Delhi: The prediction for a Covid-19 type of pandemic which will attack the lungs had been made by Sylvia Browne in her book, “End of Days”. In the bestseller titled “End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World”, author Sylvia Browne seems to have got the prediction right about Covid-19. […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Orders Strict Action Against Black Marketing Of Masks And Sanitizers

Bhubaneswar: Amid the spread of the novel Coronavirus, strict warning has been issued by the Odisha government that those found involved in hoarding and black marketing of protective masks and hand sanitizers will face stern action. The Directorate of Drug Control, Odisha today directed drugs inspectors across the State to be vigilant and conduct raids […]

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Rourkela NIT Research Scholar Claims To Have Developed Coronavirus Screening App

Rourkela: As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world and countries like India are bracing up to fight the pandemic, screening of the infection is the most vital part of combating the infectious disease that has so far claimed more than 5000 lives globally. A research scholar in Rourkela has now claimed to have […]

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Coronavirus: Leaves Of Govt Employees Cancelled In Various Districts, Shopping Malls To Remain Shut In Twin Cities

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of various districts on Sunday cancelled the leaves of government employees of the State to combat the possibility of any spread in novel-Coronavirus (Covid19) disease. The collectors of Khurda, Ganjam and Gajapati and Jharsuguda have issued orders canceling the leaves of all government employees in order to meet any exigencies due to […]

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Coronavirus positive patient in Bhubaneswar: Govt clamps prohibitory orders, shuts malls, public places

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported the first coronavirus case on Sunday. The 33-year-old student affected by COVID-19 returned from Italy and was admitted to Capital Hospital here after symptoms started showing. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Chief Spokesperson of the Odisha Government on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, confirmed that the 33-yr-old patient […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Govt Issues Guidelines For HSC Matric Exam Paper Evaluators

Bhubaneswar: The School and Mass Education department has directed all the concerned officials to take measures to prevent spread of coronavirus during evaluation of HSC exam answer sheets in the State. The School & Mass Education Department held a meeting with all District Education Officers (DEO) Block Education Officer (BEO) and Chief Examiners via video-conferencing […]

Column: Cashing In On People’s Misery

By Sandeep Sahu For others, a disaster is something to dread. But for them, it is an opportunity of a lifetime to make a fast buck by cashing in on the people’s fear, misery and helplessness during times of calamity. We have seen it during the Super Cyclone in 1999, the worst natural calamity to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]