COVID19 cases will stabilize in 5-6 days and in the next 5-6 days the curve will decline. These words of assurance were from Capital Hospital Director, Laxmidhar Sahoo.
At least 5 kg ganja was seized near Similiguda in Koraput district on Friday. The seized contraband is estimated to be worth Rs 6 lakh.
The Odisha government has asked all civic bodies in the state to make necessary provision of food for the stray animals during the lockdown period to prevent starvation.
In these times of despair, shocking reports of COVID19 stigma continue to surface. Villagers reportedly barricaded the crematorium in Jamapalli in Bhanjanagar area of Ganjam district. Such an unprecedented step was taken by the locals following cremation of bodies of suspected COVID19 victims. The villagers blocked access to the crematorium claiming risk of infection on account of cremation of bodies of COVID19 patients.
Large tracts of land are on fire along the Mahanadi River bank in Nayagarh district. As per reports, the fire broke out in the forest along the Mahanadi bank. This fire was reported from Gania block area of the district. As can be seen, fire has engulfed large tracts of the forest and it is said that the fire has been raging for the past two days. It is suspected that this fire could have been ignited deliberately by a miscreant. Locals along with the Fire department officials have been trying to bring the fire under control.
This is a long queue for vaccination. However instead of people, Aadhaar cards have been queued up for vaccination. These pictures were seen in the Nayagarh hospital vaccination center. People could be seen coming in early in the morning and have placed their Aadhaar cards and identity cards in a queue for vaccination.
Desperate times, desperate measures. This is S Rama Rao, one of the slum dwellers in Patia. Look how he is seeking public attention with a message.
India reported 4,14,188 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. The country also reported 3915 fatalities during the period.
With country’s top scientists warning of a possible third wave of the pandemic, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that the construction of a vaccine production unit in the State has already begun. The government has set June 2022 as the target to begin production of vaccine.
In the wake of a huge surge in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24, 2021.
Odisha on Friday witnessed the biggest single-day spike in new Covid-19 infections and deaths. As many as 12238 Covid cases were detected in the last 24 hours, the highest so far in the pandemic, pushing the active caseload to 86950 in the state. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) is as high as 24 per cent. The virus has also claimed lives of 19 persons during the period.
It could be the end to the months of agony for die-hard fans of PUBG, a popular video game in India. South Korean-developer Krafton confirmed on Thursday the return of its much-anticipated game for the Indian users. The game however will not release as PUBG Mobile India but as Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Odisha appears to be completely in the grip of the second wave of coronavirus as daily cases touched an all-time high on Thursday. As many as 10521 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the state in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to beyond 5 lakh. The virus also claimed the lives of 17 persons during the period, the highest in a day so far in 2021.
The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gun smuggling racket following the arrest of two smugglers.
In the wake of an extremely serious Covid-19 situation in the state, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided not to hold any public rallies or campaign meetings in Pipili assembly constituency for the upcoming by-polls. Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik announced the decision on Monday through a series of tweets and said that his party will not hold any public rallies or campaign meetings in Pipili. In a tweet, the Chief Minister said that BJD took this decision as it believes that every life is precious. Naveen Patnaik also said that BJD is a responsible party and will not put the lives of people in danger. The CM also requested the other political parties and the Election Commission of India to reconsider both the duration and the method of campaigning if the campaign has a potential to endanger lives. On Monday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a formal notification for the Pipili by-elections. As per the notification, the last date for filing nominations is fixed for April 26 while the voting for Pipili Bypoll will be held on May 13.