During patrolling, the Laxmi Sagar police came across a large gathering in the slum and went to the spot to ascertain the reason behind the crowding during lockdown. During the course of inquiry, police unearthed the trade of the reptile's meat
In a heart-wrenching incident, two siblings were detained by the police when they were trying to abandon their ailing mother at a secluded place in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday.
"India's tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex."
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday granted permission to the Lingaraj Temple Trust to conduct Shital Sasthi festival of Lord Lingaraj with limited number of servitors.
With two major festival of Odia calendar- Savitri Brata and Raja- round the corner, garment traders in Odisha have urged the State government to ease the lockdown norms for a few hours a day to run their business for the festive season.
The weekend shutdowns will continue as usual starting 6 pm of Fridays till 5 am of Mondays. However, vaccination and testing for Covid-19 will continue as per the protocols laid out by the State Health Department at designated centres.
The Odisha government on May 30th announced the extension of the existing lockdown till June 17th. People coming from other States by any means shall have to produce Covid test report obtained within 48 hours before entering Odisha or final Vaccination certificate. People coming without such reports will have to undergo 7 days quarantine. Here are some of allowed and restricted activities.
In a major move, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the State-wide lockdown till June 17 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The 16-day extension of the curbs will come into effect immediately.
A day before the completion of the second phase of lockdown in Odisha, state Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Sunday announced that the ongoing lockdown would be extended further till June 17, 2021. Complete weekend shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays will continue as earlier, he said. The decision has been taken considering public safety in view of the rising cases of coronavirus.
With the state-wide lockdown ending on June 1, people are speculating if Odisha government will further extend the lockdown period for another two weeks. Given that the Test positivity rate (TPR) of the state is comparatively higher than the national rate, Odisha might come up with stricter restrictions to further tighten curbs on the COVID-19 spread. Here's what experts have to say on the present situation.
As Odisha continues to record between 6000 and 11000 cases even during the lockdown, health experts believe that the present situation is not conducive to relax the restrictions completely.
Odisha has already crossed its peak in the ongoing second wave of Covid19 infection last week and started showing a downward trend. However, in order to contain the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the State, lockdown should be extended
Odisha government is currently seeking expert opinion on lockdown extension in the state. Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Thursday (May 27) stated that the government is currently reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state and a decision regarding lockdown extension will be taken only after getting opinions of experts.
Delhi has been under a lockdown since April 20 and during this period daily Covid cases were over 25,000 and the average positivity rate was above 30 per cent.
Alarmed by the rising cases of Covid-19 cases, the Sarpanch of the Gelpur Gram Panchayat in Bhadrak district, Mansi Rout reportedly declared a complete shutdown in Nalanga from May 24th to 28th. The decision was taken by the Sarpanch after consulting the authorities and businessmen of the area. Sources said that the villagers were found openly flouting the Covid-19 guidelines recommended by the government which forced the Sarpanch to take strict action to curb the virus spread.