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

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
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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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  • Monday, 24 May 2021
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…

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind To Be Tested For Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to undergo coronavirus test today. As per Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, President Kovind’s decision to undergo the test comes in the wake of BJP MP Dushyant Singh’s participation in an event which was also attended by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who was later tested positive for COVID-19. BJP MP […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: Unit-1 Haat Shifted In Bhubaneswar, Circles Drawn Outside Shops For Social Distancing

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With ‘social distancing’ being the key against the nationwide fight against Coronavirus, several district administrations across Odisha are implementing special measures to ensure that people strictly adhere to social distancing norms. Commissionerate Police today temporarily shifted the vegetable traders of Unit-1 Haat for a period of 45 days to AG Square and Rajmahal chhak. […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen Patnaik
Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen talks tough over COVID-19 guidelines

Bhubaneswar:  After Odisha reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Naveen Patnaik warned people of the state to strictly adhere to social distancing norms or face “criminal action”. The total number of coronavirus cases in Odisha shot up to 39 with Sunday’s additions — all from Bhubaneswar. “There will be zero tolerance on violation of […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Urges Odisha CM To Hold Consultations Before Deciding On Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure consultations with Puri Shankaracharya, Gajapati Maharaja and others before the nature and scale of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is decided in view of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the chief minister, Sarangi appreciated the efforts of the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Indoor workouts up by 40% in India as people stay home: Report

New Delhi: India witnessed 40 percent increase in indoor workouts in the first quarter this year and the trend only firmed up with lockdown and social distancing in March, a new report said on Tuesday. The report from US-based wearable major Garmin said the activity count for outdoor activities had an overall drop of 15.5 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Bhubaneswar Airport Readies SOP To Resume Operations After COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Even as uncertainty prevails whether the nation-wide lockdown will end on May 3 or get extended, Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is preparing itself for resumption of operations after getting necessary approvals from the Centre. Bhubaneswar Airport Director V V Rao today informed that the resumption of flight services (domestic and international) is […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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People advised to use umbrella for social distancing

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha’s Ganjam district have been advised to use the ubiquitous umbrella as a tool for maintaining social distancing, besides beating the heat. Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange shared a cartoon picture in a twitter post, showing how a brolly enforces a distance of around 1.5 metres between two persons and thereby […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Telecom sector enabling 35% of India's GDP in COVID-19 times

Gurugram: As the telecom players ensured their networks were up and running to meet the unprecedented surge in demand during lockdown times, the sector is currently enabling 30-35 per cent of the GDP in the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing period, other than the present 6 per cent direct contribution to the GDP, a new […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021