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Bijay Mohapatra
Children At Risk! Odisha Health Director Says People Should Remain Alert At Community Level

People should remain alert at community-level since children would be at risk in case a surge happens, cautioned Odisha Health Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Wednesday (Dec 8).

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Cyclone Impact On Vaccination
Cyclone Jawad: How Is It Affecting COVID19 Vaccination In Odisha

The Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Saturday (Dec 4) revealed that the Covid-19 vaccination in the state has been stopped temporarily due to Cyclone Jawad which is likely to reach near Coast on Dec 5th.

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Omicron Threat
Omicron Preparedness: Top Quotes From Odisha Government

Amidst the looming threat of the new ‘Omicron’ variant of Covid-19 virus, the Odisha government said that it is prepared to tackle any situation.

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6 International Travellers Test COVID-19 Positive At Delhi Airport: Officials
6 International Travellers Test COVID-19 Positive At Delhi Airport: Officials

Samples of all the six passengers have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have the new Omicron strain, which has been classified as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization.

5 Contacts Of Omicron Infected Person Test Positive, Samples Sent For Genome Sequencing
Omicron In India: 5 Contacts Of Infected Person Test Positive For Covid, Genome Reports Awaited

The sample was collected from a 46-year-old person on November 22 and sent to the NCBS lab. His result has also shown that he is positive for Omicron virus. He was kept in home isolation first and later shifted to hospital.

Omicron Reaches India, Two Cases Detected In Karnataka
Omicron Reaches India, Two Cases Detected In Karnataka

"It is too early to assess whether Omicron causes more severe infection or less compared to variants, including Delta," the official told the press conference quoting the World Health Organisation which has designated the new variant as a 'variant of concern'.

Odisha College Sealed After 33 Students Test Positive
Odisha College Sealed After 33 Students Test COVID Positive, Show Cause Issued For Norm Violation

Amidst fear of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’ in the country, as many as 33 students of a Plus-2 residential college at Kunjakanta under ward No 2 of Dhenkanal Municipality, tested positive for the virus on Wednesday (Dec 1).

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Omicron Situation Being Monitored, Final Decision On Int'l Flights Resumption Soon: DGCA
Omicron Situation Being Monitored, Final Decision On Int'l Flights Resumption Soon: DGCA

Earlier, India had decided to allow resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services from December 15. However, the government said there will be a calibrated resumption of operations from the countries recognised as "at risk" by the Union Health Ministry.

Omicron Tracing & Tracking
Omicron Update: Top Odisha Health Official On Airport Screening, Tracking, Testing

Chief of the Odisha Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET), Rama Raman Mohanty on Tuesday (Nov 30), shared details regarding the tracing and tracking process of persons coming to India from countries with detected cases of the virus.

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Keeping Close Watch
Omicron Threat: Top Odisha Health Official On What We Know So Far

Amidst the threat of the new variant of Covid-19, called ‘Omicron’, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday (Nov 30) informed that the technical team is inspecting the same as per NCDC (National Centre For Disease Control) & CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

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Niranjan Mishra
Week Long Quarantine For Int’l Travelers Even With Negative Covid Result: Odisha Top Health Official

The Government of India has issued revised guidelines for international travelers in view of Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Covid: Govt Revises Guidelines For Int'l Arrivals 
Covid: Govt Revises Guidelines For Int'l Arrivals 

According to the new guidelines, the passengers travelling from countries that are categorised as 'at-risk' will have to undergo testing on arrival. If the passengers test positive, their samples will be sent for genomic sequencing, and they will be sent to institutional quarantine.

Chamakpur residential school
26 Girl Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Odisha Residential School

As many as 26 girl students of Chamakpur residential school under Thakurmunda Block in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday (Nov 26).

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New Covid Variant
New Covid Variant: Odisha Top Health Official On Preventing Entry & Spread

Amid reports of new COVID variant, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (Nov 23) issued an advisory for all states and union territories.

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Sputnik Light Vaccine To Be Launched In India By Dec
Sputnik Light Vaccine To Be Launched In India By Dec

The RDIF in the Webinar also announced the real-world data of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of San Marino on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, demonstrating it is 80 per cent effective against coronavirus infection from 6 to 8 months after administering the second dose.

COVID-19: India Records 11,919 Fresh Cases, 470 More Fatalities
COVID-19: India Records 11,919 Fresh Cases, 470 More Fatalities

The number of active cases of the infection has gone up to 1,28,762, accounting for 0.37 per cent of the total caseload, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.28 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

No, Vaccinated People Are Not Just As Infectious' As Unvaccinated People If They Get COVID
No, Vaccinated People Are Not Just As Infectious' As Unvaccinated People If They Get COVID

It found there were no differences in peak viral loads between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. It also showed only a small decrease in the number of infections in household members between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, suggesting a similar level of infectiousness.

‘New Variant Negligible’
New Covid-19 Delta 'Plus' Variant Cases Negligible: Odisha Top Health Official

The new variant of Covid-19 virus, being called as Delta 'Plus' is in negligible numbers in India. Chief of Odisha Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET), CBK Mohanty shared this information on Monday (Oct 25).

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Bijay Panigrahi
COVID19 Vaccination Of Kids After Guidance Note: Odisha Top Health Official

Health officials in the state will be receiving training for administering the needle-less Covid-19 vaccine, 'ZyCov-D' from Friday (Oct 22). This information was shared by the Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi.

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A Dose For Each!
At least 1 Covid Vaccine Dose To Each By December End: Odisha Top Health Official

As the festival season is underway, the state government is trying to accelerate its vaccination drive. The government is planning to ensure that at least one dose is administered to each person by December end. This information was shared by Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Thursday (Oct 21).

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Covid Threat In Schools
Right Time To Reopen Odisha Schools For All Students? Here’s What DMET Chief Said

There were projections of a third wave hitting Odisha before the winter, but situation doesn’t indicate so. While schools are reopening for Classes 8 and 11 next week, the government is contemplating kicking-off offline teaching for students of other classes after the Durga puja vacations.

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 Rajendra Vihar
Bhubaneswar Apartment Declared Containment Zone

Amid the declining cases of Covid-19 in the state, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) declared a posh locality in Bhubaneswar a containment zone, following detection of several cases.

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Will IPL Be Stopped?
IPL 2021: Covid Threat Returns To Tournament

The deadly Covid-19 virus has come back to haunt IPL 2021 yet again. This time Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan tested positive for the virus in a scheduled RT-PCR test. The 30-year-old has isolated himself from the rest of the SRH squad and is currently asymptomatic.

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Consult Doctor Immediately If Children Develop Post COVID symptoms: Odisha Public Health Director

After recovery, several children are developing multi-system inflammatory syndrome or MI Syndrome, which is being suspected to be a post Covid complication. This information was shared by Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra on Thursday (Sept 9).

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Post-COVID MI Syndrome In Children On Rise In Odisha
Post-COVID MI Syndrome In Children On Rise In Odisha, Govt Calls For Caution

The Director of Public Health, Odisha, Niranjan Mishra has urged people to exercise caution in the wake of the rising cases of Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) during the recovery phase of Covid-19.

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