Throwing caution to the wind, thousands of people gathered at the Old City in Hyderabad to celebrate Bonalu festival at a time when the third wave is knocking on the doors. People were seen openly flouting Covid19 norms by not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing. Bonalu is a traditional festival celebrated in Telangana every year.
The third wave of Covid-19 is unlikely to have an impact as severe as the second wave.
The worst fears might just come true, sooner than anticipated. A study conducted by IIT researchers has predicted arrival of Covid19 third wave this month itself. The third wave of Covid-19 is likely to hit India in the month of August, the study reveals. According to the findings, the daily infection tally may range between 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh in the country during Wave-3. This is however far less than the second wave which saw more than 4 lakh cases daily over a period.
In a major clarification on reopening of colleges in Odisha, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday informed that they will reopen soon.
The R-Value, which measures the number of infections from one positive person, is less than 1 in Odisha as the transmission is in a declining stage. This information was shared by the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty on Monday (August 2).
This year, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Class 10th results are being finalised on the basis of internal assessment as exams were cancelled because of the pandemic situation.
Bhubaneswar has become the first city in the country to achieve the vaccination target. This information was shared by Bhubaneswar Municipal Commission (BMC) officials on Saturday (July 31). As per authorities, all the targeted residents of the Smart City have been covered under the vaccination programme. BMC Deputy Commissioner, Ansuman Rath informed that by the end of July, Bhubaneswar has administered 18,16,000 doses in total.
COVID19 vaccination centres in Odisha continue be remain chaotic amid massive rush among people to get vaccinated. This was the scene at a vaccination centre under Banapur Community Health Centre in Khordha district.
With the ongoing phase of the partial lockdown ending tomorrow (July 31), all eyes are now on the official announcement of the government regarding further relaxation of restrictions for the upcoming phase.
All medical colleges including nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, public health and other paramedical/allied medical science institutions will reopen across Odisha. The decision comes in view of the declining trend of Covid-19 in the state.
Will Odisha government consider unlocking the capital city in the next phase?
In all probability, children could get Covid-19 vaccine jab by September this year. Speaking to news agency ANI, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria informed that the trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on children are underway and the results are expected by September.
While glucometabolic abnormalities declined over time in some patients -- particularly after Covid-19 infection -- other issues like higher post-prandial (after eating) glucose levels and abnormal pancreatic hormones remained in the post-Covid period.
The 4th round of Serosurvey conducted by RMRC revealed that over 85 percent health workers in three Odisha districts have developed COVID antibody.
Disaster Management course will now be compulsory for first year students in all streams of Plus 3 in Odisha. This information was provided by Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo on Friday (July 23).
The study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on COVID antibody reveals that sero prevalence may vary from state to state.
The delta variant is causing havoc in parts of the globe, including in India where the strain is dominant across states.
Recently, Randeep Guleria - director of AIIMS Delhi had hinted that the third wave of Covid-19 may hit anytime between the next 6-8 weeks. Reiterating Guleria's statements, Odisha Director of Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday said that the possibility of third wave has increased after government eased the lockdown restrictions.
With 1244 and 1396 active cases in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar respectively, the present Covid-19 situation has emerged as a major concern for the Health department.
The estimated R0 value, which measures the infectivity of Coronavirus, doesn't reflect the on-ground situation. Speaking on the current Covid-19 situation in Odisha, Chief of the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET), CBK Mohanty informed the same on Monday. According to CBK Mohanty, cases have declined and the state is currently in a plateau stage.
Door-to-door surveillance will help identify ‘hidden cases’ of Covid-19 in the state.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released fresh guidelines for conduct of exams, admissions and academic calendar. The new guidelines have been issued in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation.
According to the ICMR study, the mean age of the suspected cases for dengue was 30.3 years (95% CI 29.5–31.1). Also, the study found that males were more commonly affected than females. Studies show in Odisha, the most common age group affected by dengue infection is 11– 20 years, says ICMR
Taking both the doses of the Covid-19 vaccine may reduce the severity in patients, but chances of them transmitting the virus is still very high
Although 90 per cent of attacks are traditional attacks, which include phishing, malware, etc, however, the key concern is the rise in the number of targeted attacks (which accounts for 9 per cent currently).