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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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'.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Government of India has issued revised guidelines for international travelers in view of Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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.
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).
Amid reports of new COVID variant, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (Nov 23) issued an advisory for all states and union territories.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.