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Tag: Covid 19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Outbreak: 'No Community Transmission In India', Admits WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) admitted that one of its reports had shown COVID-19 community transmission in India due to an error which has now been fixed. The Indian government has maintained that community transmission has not yet started in India. The WHO rectified the mistake in its latest situation report on COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Google to show virtual healthcare options in Search, Maps

San Francisco: With COVID-19 lockdown, many people are unable to seek medical advice and keeping this in mind, Google is introducing two new features in Search and Maps “over the coming week” that will make it easier for people to connect to virtual healthcare options. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many healthcare providers are […]

US first country to report 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day, global toll rises to 102,753

Washington: The US has become the first country in the world to register more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, sparking fears that it may soon overtake Italy in the unpleasant spot as the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities. According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, 2,108 […]

First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan
COVID-19 Outbreak: First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan

Japan: Japan’s sumo association on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, in a new blow for the ancient sport, which has already been forced to move one tournament behind closed doors and postpone others. One low-ranking wrestler who had a fever last week has tested positive for the virus, the association said, declining to name […]

COVID-19: Ayurveda solutions to be included in contingency plans to contain coronavirus

New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH has proposed to include Ayurveda solutions in the district level contingency plans being drawn up to contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) in all districts across the country. An official statement said the ministry has also put together the draft guidelines for practitioners of different Ayush systems in the wake of Covid-19, […]

clinical trial of HCQ
COVID-19: US starts clinical trial of HCQ for coronavirus treatment

Washington: A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 (coronavirus) have begun in the United States, according to a release of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday. The first participants have enrolled in the trial at Vanderbilt University Medical […]

Boris Johnson moves out of ICU, 'in extremely good spirits': Govt

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care as his condition improves, Downing Street said on Thursday evening. “The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery. He is […]

Odisha Reports Four More COVID-19 Positive Cases, Tally At 48

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported four more COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases on Thursday taking the tally to 48 in the State. The Health & Family Welfare Department has shared the development in it’s website. The H&FW Department, however, is yet to reveal details of the COVID-19 patients. Also Read: COVID-19 Outbreak: Odisha First State To Extend Lockdown Till […]

COVID-19 crisis: UN chief defends WHO after Donald Trump threat

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis in the face of a threat by US President Donald Trump to withhold funds for the UN agency. “The WHO, with thousands of its staff, is on the front lines, supporting member states and their […]

COVID-19: US President Trump praises, thanks PM Modi profusely for HCQ

New Delhi/Washington: The US president Donald Trump on Thursday profusely praised and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision to supply hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease, to some of the most affected nations. In his morning tweet, Donald Trump said, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank […]

Asit Tripathy
Covid-19 Fightback: No evidence Of Community Transmission In Bhubaneswar, Says Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary of Odisha, Asit Tripathy today thanked all the city dwellers of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak for making the 48-hour shut down which started at 8 pm on April 3, a success. He also thanked all the personnel of law enforcement, district administration and health care workers for dealing with the enforcement in […]

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 […]

ECoR produces masks & sanitizers to assist Govt in fight against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken up the challenge on various fronts in an all-out fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. On the one side, it is ensuring supply of essential commodities like coal for the powerhouses, food grains for the public distribution system, petrol, diesel and other petroleum products for the transportation sector […]

Covid-19: Trump admin recommends face masks as US death toll crosses 7,100

New York: US President Donald Trump announced new guidelines on Friday recommending that Americans wear face mask (coverings) while in public to battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic but made it clear that he is “choosing not to do it”. “It’s a recommendation. It’s voluntary. I just don’t want to wear one myself”, Trump […]

COVID-19 Crisis: Centre Releases Rs 17,287 Cr To States, Odisha To Get Rs 802 Cr

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Friday released Rs 17,287 crore to states including Rs 802 crore for Odisha to enhance their financial resources during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. Of this amount, Rs 11,092 crore is towards State Disaster Response Mitigation Fund (SDRMF) to all states. An amount of Rs 6,195 crore has been released […]

COVID-19: Around 50 Doctors, Medics Test Positive In India

New Delhi: Around 50 doctors and medical staff have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in India, raising the eyebrows of the Union Health Ministry, sources said on Friday. The Health Ministry is trying to assess the situation and ascertain whether these doctors and medical staff have been infected by COVID-19 positive patients. “We are trying […]

Covid-19 Outbreak: Odisha Imposes Complete Shutdown In 3 Cities To Check Community Transmission

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Friday announced that a complete shutdown will be imposed in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak town for 48 hours from 8 PM today till 8 PM on Sunday as a precautionary measure to prevent any community transmission of COVID-19. The Chief Secretary has warned that strict action will be […]

Coronavirus outbreak: Odisha live updates
University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial

New York: As governments across the world look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the coronavirus pandemic, after successful animal tests. When tested in mice, the vaccine — delivered through a fingertip-sized patch — produced antibodies […]

Now Bank Account Holders Can Withdraw Money From Post Office

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a major relief for many in Odisha, people with a bank account linked to Aadhaar can now make transactions including cash withdrawals at their nearest post office irrespective of the bank they hold their account with. The information was shared by Subash Chandra Verma, Chief Postmaster General of Odisha Circle […]

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COVID-19: 34 seasonal folk dancers held for violating lockdown norms in Odisha

Berhampur: At least 34 Danduas, main actors of popular seasonal folk dance Danda Nata, have been arrested from several villages in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly trying to perform by violating the lockdown norms imposed to prevent the spread COVID-19 (coronavirus), police said on Thursday. While nine Danduas were arrested from two different villages in […]

Fight against COVID-19: BSF, HDFC Group, KKR & many more donate to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF), Financial services conglomerate HDFC Group, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and many more joined hands with others in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country by pledging to donate money to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). According […]

Mission Shakti SHGs working to fight coronavirus pandemic in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Around 70 lakh members of six lakh Mission Shakti Self Help Groups (SHG) are shouldering vital responsibilities across Odisha to fight coronavirus pandemic in the State. Their role has been acknowledged by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who expressed his gratitude for their support during this critical time. Also Read: Coronavirus Lockdown: Odisha Man Becomes […]

COVID-19 impact: Global economy could shrink by 1% in 2020

United Nations: The global economy could shrink by up to 1 per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, according to analysis released on Wednesday by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). The UN-DESA […]

Lockdown Impact: Domestic Violence Cases Have Increased- NCW

New Delhi: The 21-day nationwide Lockdown impact after the Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an increase in domestic violence cases in India, the National Commission of Women (NCW) said on Thursday. “There have been different kinds of complaints related to the domestic violence, in which husbands are abusing them (women) and calling them COVID-19,” NCW […]

BMC feeds stray animals
Covid19 Lockdown: BMC Serves Biryani & Khichdi To Stray Animals

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started distribution of food and water to stray animals across the city, in what is a noble gesture for the speechless souls. The initiative which is being carried out under the leadership of BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary to help […]