Odisha has seen a marginal rise in the daily cases of Covid-19 in the last two days. The State has reported a total of 3631 new infections in the last 24 hours with 2069 cases out of them detected from quarantines. Similarly, 1562 new cases have been reported as local contact infections.
The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State government will invest more than Rs 8500 crores on health infrastructure. Patnaik said this today while interacting with 786 newly appointed doctors who were recently selected through OPSC.
The Odisha government on Wednesday requested the Union Finance Minister and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) to provide concession to bus operators hit by the second wave of Covid pandemic in the form of waiver of Interest on bank loans, shifting of payment of instalments of such loans and extended insurance coverage.
With Odisha government announcing partial relaxations to businesses to resume operations from 6 am to 5 pm daily except the weekends in as many as 17 districts, the Sundargarh Municipality authorities on Wednesday made a major declaration to motivate more and more people to take part in the vaccination drive to defeat Covid.
The Odisha government has set up a special task force under the Crime Branch of the State Police to conduct the probe into the illegal trade of counterfeit anti-Covid drugs Favipiravir in Cuttack.
Raja Parba- one of the auspicious occasions marking womanhood is celebrated across the State with much pomp and gaiety every year. But this year, the celebration has become a quiet affair sans congregation of unmarried girls at swings amid coronavirus pandemic.
Covid recovery cases inched towards 8 lakh mark in Odisha after the State reported over 7 thousand single-day recoveries today.
With vulnerability of people at an all time high amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic crisis, the wrong doers have found perfect opportunities to make profits especially in health sector which is evident from the back to back incidents of seizure of spurious pharma drugs from several parts of the State.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha government has clarified that all agriculture, horticulture and allied activities will remain fully functional without any restricted time limit as has been allowed for essential activities in all the districts of the State during the lockdown imposed in wake of the second wave of Covid-19.
With experts expressing concerns on the risk to children in the event of a third outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country, the government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 among children.