Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak to be 'shut down' for 48 hours on fears of community transmission
“Because we fear community transmission, we have to take our surveillance to the next step. Taking advantage of this 48 hours shut down – from Friday 8 pm to Sunday 8 pm -- tracing as per WHO protocols will be carried out by administrative agencies. We need your continuing cooperation to fight this COVID19 pandemic,” said state chief secretary, Asit Kumar Tripathy.
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It also wants an early release of funds, particularly for social protection schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), old age pensions, rural and urban national health missions, and Integrated Child Development Services for example.
All Odisha Vidhan Sabha staff home-quarantined
Assembly speaker and senior Biju Janata Leader, Surya Narayan Patro told the media that the Vidhan Sabha and its premises would be disinfected. “We have come to know that one of our employees has come in contact with the third patient from Odisha. The entire staff members need to be quarantined,” he said.
No crowding on streets after shutdown is lifted, Odisha government warns people
Dispelling fears of community spread, Tripathy also said that the shutdown was primarily imposed to investigate the COVID-19-positive cases in Surya Nagar and Bomikhal areas of the state capital.
Odisha extends lockdown till April 30; schools to remain closed till June 17
The Odisha government on Thursday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state till April 30 to effectively contain the spread of cor...
Odisha extends lockdown till April 30; schools to be shut till June 17
Odisha has extended the lockdown till April 30 and shut educational institutions till June 17.
Odisha extends lockdown to all 30 districts starting Tuesday midnight
Hospitals, clinics, pathlabs, pharmacies, the state police, fire station and all agencies working against corona will be allowed to be open. Banks, advised to work with ten percent of staff, will also be allowed to work as will as ATMs, and basic suppliers such as milk, groceries and other essential service provides.
Coronavirus outbreak: Odisha churches suspend Sunday mass
There are 8.97 lakh Christians in Odisha, comprising around 2.44 per cent of the state's population as per the 2011 Census. Major churches in the state generally witness an average turnout of around 500 people during Sunday mass, sources said. Notably, one positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in the state so far.
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Odisha extends lockdown to 14 districts, quarantined homes to be marked with stickers
In addition to the five district and eight cities under lockdown for a week, entire districts of Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Dhenkanal will follow the same rules imposed under the lockdown from between 7 am- 9 pm from 24 March until 29 March.
Armed with ordinance, Odisha now may send epidemic rule violators to jail for 2 yrs
As per the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, anybody who disobeys any regulation or order made under the principal Act is liable for imprisonment up to two years or with fine up to Rs 10,000 or with both.
Odisha announces 4 months' advance salary for health personnel
The doctors, nurses and all health personnel across the state will receive their salaries for the months of April, May, June and July in the month of April, Patnaik said in a video message.
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