Tag: Social Distancing

Covid Vax May Not Be Enough, Masks, Distancing Must Continue: WHO

People cannot feel safe just because they had the two doses. They still need to protect themselves

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Odisha Lady Tehsildar Dancing At Marriage Procession During #Covid19 Lockdown Sparks Row

Video of a Tehsildar dancing in a marriage procession in Jagatsinghpur district violating COVID19 guidelines has triggered a controversy.

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Social Distancing Not Enough To Cut Covid Risk Indoors: Study

Toronto: Are you maintaining a distance of two-metres with your colleagues at work, co-passengers in public transport? You may still be at risk of contracting the Covid infection, says a…

Two Doctors Among 8 Arrested For Attack On Cops & Journalist In Odisha

Kendrapara: At least eight persons including two doctors were arrested on Saturday on the charges of attacking police personnel and a working journalist in Kendrapara district. As per reports, the two doctors of a private nursing home misbehaved and beat up two police officials including a Sub-Inspector when they had gone to inquire the alleged […]

Covid Hotspot Ganjam Issues Five-Pronged Strategy For Shopkeepers To Fight Pandemic

Ganjam: Ganjam district administration on Sunday issued a five-point strategy (panchasutra) for all shopkeepers in the district to put a lease on the relentless rise in cases of Covid-19. In a video message, Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange announced the plan for the shopkeepers and stressed that social distancing norms must be followed strictly in […]

Medicine Stores Sealed In Bhubaneswar For Violation Of COVID-19 Norms

Bhubaneswar: Several medicine stores in the city were sealed by the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday. Sources said that the medicine stores closed for violating social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines. “The shops have been closed for violation of lockdown measures and directives issued for COVID-19 management as per the provisions of […]

Locked Up During Lockdown! Wedding In Berhampur Leads To Arrest Of Groom, Family Members

Berhampur: Flouting Covid-19 safety norms during a marriage in Berhampur of Ganjam district proved costly as the groom, his father and three of his uncles were arrested and the concerned families were penalised Rs 50,000 each. Gopalpur Police arrested the groom along with four other family members that included three of his uncles, in connection […]

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COVID-19: Without Masks, Violators Cough Up Rs 1.25 Crore Penalty In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Whopping Rs 1.25 crore was collected as fine by Odisha Police from people for not wearing mask which is being recommended as an effective defence against COVID-19 infection. While briefing Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik about the measures taken by the police administration during COVID-19 lockdown, Odisha Police DG Abhay informed that several people were […]

Snana Yatra Darshan Should Be Allowed With Social Distancing: Puri MLA

Puri: Ahead of the much-awaited Deba Snana festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings on Friday, local MLA Jayant Sarangi has requested the State government to allow devotees to have darshan of the deities on the bathing altar with strict social distancing guidelines. It may be noted that Odisha government has already announced to clamp […]

‘'Hopeful Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra Will Be Organised'

Puri: We have tremendous faith on Lord Jagannath that Rath Yatra will be organised, said Badagrahi on Lord Balabhadra, Haldar Das Mohapatra on Thursday. According to Haldar Das Mohapatra, the Holy Trinity will be seated atop their respective chariots which clearly imply that Rath Yatra will be organised as per tradition. COVID-19 social distancing norms […]

Effective Tips To Stay Healthy & Safe During Pregnancy Amid COVID Times

New Delhi: As social distancing and staying at home have become the “new normal” in the current scenario of COVID times, it is important for pregnant women to keep a calm mind, continue their checkups with doctors on online sessions, and be open about their concerns, say experts. “With all the uncertainty around, one of […]

Iran Celebrates Eid Amid Social Distancing

Tehran: Iranians held massive collective prayers on Sunday to celebrate Eid, amid social distancing measures including masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group prayers had been cancelled in the country for almost three months, although this restriction was recently lifted in low-risk areas and for special ceremonies, reports Efe news. The faithful were […]

COVID-19 In Odisha: Resumption Of Flight Services, Bhubaneswar Airport To Be ‘Touch Free’

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of resumption of the much-awaited domestic passenger flight services, Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar is all set to make passenger management ‘touch free’ as a precautionary measure to keep COVID-19 at bay. BPIA director, VV Rao informed that a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is ready and they are waiting for […]

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SOPs For Resumption Of Flights From May 25: Aarogya Setu App Must For Flyers Above 14 Yrs

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has made social distancing, installation of Aarogya Setu App on mobile phones and thermal screening mandatory among various other standard operating procedures for passengers for recommencement of domestic commercial flight operations from May 25. As per the SOPs, all passengers shall compulsorily undergo thermal screening at a designated […]

Liquor Sale: SC Asks States To Consider Home Delivery

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state governments should consider online sale or home delivery of liquor during the nationwide lockdown that’s in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL […]