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Pandemic 2.0: Rising Influx Of Surat Returnees Bringing Back Past Corona Horror In Ganjam!

Bhubaneswar: With Covid crisis once again worsening in Surat and most industries shutting down their shutters, the livelihood crisis seems to have come down to haunt lakhs of Odisha migrants…

Odisha Netas Conspicuous In Their Absence In COVID-19 fight?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when people across Odisha are encountering numerous problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling to put their lives back on track, the absence and lack of support from their elected representatives is a glaring omission. With economic activity coming to a grinding halt, livelihoods have been endangered. The problem is […]

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Surat Factories Reopen, But Its Workers Are In Odisha, Unwilling To Return

Bhubaneswar: The city of Surat in Gujarat, considered as the textile hub of India is gradually reopening even as Covid-19 outbreak continues its uptrend already claiming more than 3700 lives across the country. After nearly two months of losing jobs following the enforcement of the nationwide lockdown in view of the Covid outbreak, the reopening […]

Odisha Reports 91 COVID-19 Positive Cases, 1 More Death In Last 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the last 24 hours with the detection of 91 new COVID-19 cases and one more fatalities. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 828 including 627 active cases, 196 recoveries and five deaths, according to the State Health and […]

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Lady BDO’s Viral Video: Probe Ordered, Behaviour Inappropriate, Says Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: A day after the video of Baliapal Block Development Officer (BDO) verbally abusing the migrant workers went viral on social media, the state Panchayati Raj Department on Thursday said that an enquiry has been initiated through Balasore Collector and necessary action would be taken based on his report. Speaking to media, the department Minister […]

Quarantine Rule Goes Up In Smoke In Ganjam, Sec-144 Imposed Around TMC/IQC

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration has imposed Section-144 at and around all COVID19 temporary medical camps/institutional quarantine centres where migrants have been quarantined by the government following their return from other states, mostly from Gujarat’s Surat. As per the ordered passed by district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange, no persons will be allowed to enter within […]

COVID-19 count posts steep spike in Odisha for 2nd day, Ganjam turning into new hotspot

Bhubaneswar: A day after reporting the highest single-day count of 34 cases of SARS-nCoV infection, Odisha on Friday saw 26 more such cases, a steep rise for second day running, taking the State’s overall COVID tally to 245. Thanks to massive influx of migrants, Ganjam district continues to cause worries for Odisha reporting 19 new […]

COVID Spike: Odisha Govt Cancels Trains Carrying Surat Returnees

Bhubaneswar: In a move likely to derail the COVID impact after a massive migrant influx in State, the Odisha government has cancelled all trains scheduled for departure from Surat tomorrow. The decision was taken after the Orissa High Court today directed the State government to allow entry of only those people who test negative for […]

4% Of Tested Surat Returnees Found COVID19 Positive: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Acknowledging that return of migrants might aggravate the COVID19 situation in Odisha, Health Minister Naba Das on Thursday reiterated testing of returnees before they are allowed to leave a particular state. Briefing media after his video-conferencing with Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Das informed that “Odisha has requested for testing of migrants in the […]

Migrant Influx Spikes COVID-19 Crisis In Odisha, Ganjam Tagged 'Red Zone'

Bhubaneswar: With the rise in the influx of migrant workforce from other States to Odisha amid the nationwide lockdown, the scourge of COVID-19 seems to be getting steeper in some districts like Ganjam which has been declared a Red Zone. While the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 positive cases as […]

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Odisha SRC Orders On-Spot Registration Of Non-Enrolled Returnees, Action For Lapses During Return

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked all district and municipal authorities to ensure spot registration of unregistered returnees in temporary medical camps with immediate action after their arrival from other States. In a letter to all district collectors and municipal commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena has instructed the officials to check the registration status […]

5 Lakh Beds Ready For Quarantine Of Returnees: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: As migrants had started to return to Odisha, the state government had arranged around 500,000 beds to provide Covid-19 health services and quarantine of returnees in rural areas, Panchayati Raj Secretary D.K. Singh said here on Wednesday. About 12,000 temporary medical camps have been readied in 6,798 panchayats with all basic facilities. Sanitation and […]

Ganjam's COVID Fate Now In The Hands of Migrant Workers!

Berhampur: They said they would starve to death if the State government doesn’t facilitate their homecoming. Desperate measures were taken to bring these stranded migrant workers back, and the rest is history. A district which obeyed every rule in the book to stay away from the novel coronavirus (n-CoV), suddenly seems to be on the […]