40 medicine stores in Bhubaneswar to remain open during shutdown

Bhubaneswar: At least 40 medicine shops will remain open in Bhubaneswar during the 48-hour shutdown starting 8 pm of Friday. According to a notification of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Sanjivani Medical Store near Sum Hospital, Santi Medical Store near Jagamara Main Road and Deepak Medical Store near Bhaiji Restaurant in Patrapada will remain open […]

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DGP asks cops to ensure free movement of doctors, nurses during lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Tuesday asked all SPs, DCPs, DIGs, IGs to ensure free movement of doctors, nurses and other personnel engaged in healthcare services during lockdown in Odisha to contain COVID-19. In a letter to all the SPs, DCPs and range DIGs and IGs, Abhay asked the police officials to […]

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Entire Odisha comes under lockdown to check spread of Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: With the number of new novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections rising by the day, the Odisha Government extended lockdown to the entire State with effect Tuesday midnight till March 29 to check the spread of the virus, prohibiting public movement except in case of emergencies. In the first phase the State Government enforced lockdown in […]

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Covid-19: In Odisha, stickers on houses to identify quarantined citizens

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Odisha Government has begun marking residences in which people have been asked to stay in home quarantine. There are around 3,600 such persons who returned to Odisha from abroad after March 3 midnight. “For community monitoring of quarantined homes, it has […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Odisha extends lockdown to 14 districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Monday extended lockdown from five to 14 districts to check the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The lockdown was extended to full districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur. Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda districts from Tuesday morning, said State Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subrato Bagchi. A total of 14 districts […]

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Odisha orders closure of all high end saloons, beauty parlours & spa amid coronavirus scare

Bhubaneswar: Ramping up preventive measures to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection as one confirmed case emerged in the State capital, the Odisha Government on Thursday ordered closure of all high end saloons, beauty parlours and spa to remain closed until further orders. “All high end saloons, beauty parlours, spa etc must stay […]

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No public darshan in Puri Jagannath Temple from tomorrow to contain spread of COVID-19

Puri: Against the backdrop of novel corona crisis, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Thursday announced suspension of public darshan at Jagannath Temple here. However, daily rituals will be performed as usual. “Decision has been taken to cancel public darshan from tomorrow till March 31 as precautionary measure against the Coronavirus aka COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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Covid-19 scare: Odisha CM announces registration of sister’s details in Govt portal

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the registration of his sister Gita Mehta’s details in the Odisha Government portal developed to register persons coming from abroad in order to check the spread of Coronavirus aka Covid-19. The Chief Minister appealed to people to register details about about their family members and friends coming […]

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COVID-19 scare: All schools shut in Odisha, exams of Class I to IX postponed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Monday postponed the exams of students of Class I-IX in all type of schools, including Government, aided, private and public across the State with immediate effect in view of Coronavirus outbreak. “In view of the pandemic situation arising out of COVID-19 (Coronavirsu), all Government, aided, public and private schools of […]

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