As many as 17 more MBBS students were tested positive for Covid-19 at the Burla Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur on Wednesday.
The offices of Bhubaneswar Sub-collector and Bhubaneswar Tehsil have been sealed by the city municipal corporation authorities as a precautionary measure to curb the outbreak of the Coronavirus cases.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a financial assistance package of Rs 453.50 crore for the welfare of women under the State Mission Shakti programme.
The Odisha government on Friday highlighted the funding pattern for management of Covid pandemic in the State and issued crucial instructions to the authorities at various levels for requisition of funds.
The State government of Odisha has asked the authorities of all districts and municipal corporation bodies not to begin administration of Covid vaccines to pregnant women until the orientation programme for the exercise is completed.
Even as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is yet to abate in Odisha, the State has now a fresh reason to worry. The State on Friday reported its first case of Delta Plus variant, a new mutant version of the Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India.