While experts have warned of a possible arrival of the third wave of Covid-19 in India, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27) opined that there are less chances of its severity in Odisha.
If people fail to adhere to the prescribed Covid-19 guidelines during the festival season, then the state might witness a Kerala-like situation. This information was given by Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty on Wednesday (Sept 15).
The revised Covid-19 guidelines will be strictly implemented in all schools of Odisha. And the ongoing offline classes will continue for students of Class 9, 10 and 12 as per the revised SOPs.
Odisha government will be forced to shut schools in the state, if the Covid-19 cases among children increase. This information was given by Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty on Tuesday (Sept 7).
In a separate communication with states and UTs, he noted that the weekly enforcement data received from across the country with regard to wearing face masks in public, maintaining social distancing norms and imposition of fines indicate a downward trend, but asked the state governments and UT administrations to augment their efforts for effectively checking transmission of the disease.
The Odisha government is gearing up to fight against the possible third wave predicted to hit the country in the months of September & October this year.
Predictions on Corona's third wave by various models are not completely reliable, stated Directorate of Medical Education & Training Chief, CBK Mohanty on Wednesday (Aug 25).
The rising cases of Covid-19 among children have added fuel to the fear of more children getting infected in the next wave.
Children developing symptoms will be immediately given treatment and then tested for Covid-19.
There were apprehensions and the inevitable has happened. Days after Odisha’s schools and hostels reopened for physical classes, a Class 10 student of Daringbadi Girls High School in Kandhamal district tested positive for Covid-19.
The third wave of Covid-19 is unlikely to have an impact as severe as the second wave.
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.
As many as 16,960 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha post vaccination. Of these, 9154 persons were infected after the first dose while 7806 persons tested positive after second dose vaccination. As per a study, the infection rate among vaccinated population is only 0.13 percent. Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed this on Wednesday
In spite of the fact that the second wave of the pandemic is receding gradually, the Centre and state governments have reportedly decided not to allow reopening of the schools now.
As per the data with the State Health Department, when in the first wave the number of children infected by the novel coronavirus stood below 4 per cent, the proportion in the second wave has grown to a little over 5 per cent
With the second wave gradually slowing down in Odisha; acting on the apprehensions over another Covid wave, the Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra stated that Odisha is fully prepared for a possible third wave.