Amid spike in coronavirus cases, Odisha to enforce lockdown more strictly to keep people indoor

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday conducted a reality check of the implementation of the Covid-19 preventive methods in the State and directed the concerned authorities to enforce the lockdown strictly to keep people indoor amid the spike in cases in the country. The updates and issues relating to assistance to the Odia people […]

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Odisha cops get one-day weekly off, 8-hr shift during lockdown

Cuttack: For the first time, acknowledging arduous duties of police personnel on streets for enforcement of Coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations like lockdown enforced to check the spread of the virus, Odisha Police on Sunday decided to give them a day’s rest every week. Further, each police official will work in eight-hour shift. Director General of Police (DGP) […]

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2,856 foreign returnees couldn’t be contacted in Odisha amid Coronavirus scare

Bhubaneswar: At least 2,856 persons, who returned from abroad in last two weeks, could not be contacted by District Surveillance teams in Odisha triggering a huge public crisis amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Health and Family Department has asked all district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to immediately contact them and put them in home quarantine. […]

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Lockdown: ECoR introduces trains for traders to transport essential items

Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure smooth flow of essential commodities during the lockdown period in the wake of Coronavirus aka COVID19 outbreak, the East Coast Railway has introduced time tabled parcel trains for traders and businessmen for transit of essential items. “Transportation of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment, food items is going to […]

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Pradhan donates one month’s salary to PM Relief Fund to fight Coronavirus war

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday donated his one month’s salary to Prime Minister National Relief Fund to fight the new Coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 25 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. The Union Minister also released Rs crore from his MPLADS […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: BMC ropes in Swiggy for delivery of food in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has roped in Swiggy, the leading online food aggregator service chain to deliver quality and hygienic food to citizens through online means during the lockdown enforced to contain the spread of new Coronavirus aka (COVID-19). The initiative will help people, particularly the working class, who are facing difficulty in […]

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Odisha CM announces immediate implementation of DACP for doctors

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost the morale of the health personnel engaged in the fight against COVID-19 in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced immediate implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) for Medical Officers of Odisha Medical and Health Services (OHMC) Cadre. “In the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic, the Medical […]

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Odisha CM announces financial assistance for 65,000 lockdown affected street vendors

Bhubaneswar: A day after announcing a Rs 2,200 crore package for the poor, old-age persons and construction workers in the State, who bore the brunt of the ongoing 21-day countrywide lockdown, which has been enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced further assistance for lockdown affected persons. ‘The […]

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Odisha Assembly doctor suspended for lapses under COVID-19 regulations

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Friday suspended Odisha Assembly Dispensary Medical Officer Dr Lalit Behera for lapses under the COVID-19 regulations. Behera had given consultation to a patient on March 16 who later tested positive thereby becoming the third Coronavirus patient in the State. “Whereas a disciplinary proceeding against Dr Lalit Behera, Medical Officer, Zonal […]

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