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VIMSAR medicos seek better safety gear to fight coronavirus

Bhubaneswar:  The doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla have informed the Odisha government that they want better masks and PPE instead of four months' salary in advance. March 25, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced that doctors, paramedics and healthcare workers in Odisha, who are the first line of defence providing relentless services amid these difficult conditions, would get four months' salary in...

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Coronavirus outbreak: Pay-and-use quarantine facility at 50 hotels in state

322 Keonjhar migrant worker placed under 14 days home quarantine on return

Bhubaneswar: A total of 50 hotels have been designated as pay-and-use quarantine facilities by the civic bodies in major Odisha cities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Tuesday. At least a dozen hotels have been roped in by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to offer quarantine facilities to people at a price in the state capital, while similar arrangements have been made in around 26 hotels in neighbouring...

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Blood banks face lockdown effect

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Bhubaneswar: With the three-week lockdown in force, the Capital city’s blood banks here have reported acute shortage of blood units as the state government ordered a temporary ban on collection of blood to contain spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Although health experts and WHO (World Health Organization) have maintained that ‘spread of COVID-19 or any respiratory viruses doesn’t transmit through blood or blood components,’ widespread misinformation and ban on blood camps have...

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Corona uncertainty looms over Puri car festival

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Puri: The outbreak of coronavirus and subsequent 21 days of nationwide lockdown have made many people skeptical about the annual car festival of Lord Jagannath and his siblings here scheduled for June 23. According to sources, after the ‘Rath anukul’ ceremony was observed January 30, the Forest department has supplied required number of logs. The fifth and final lot arrived at the Holy City Monday and as per the tradition, the...

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US airline companies to apply for USD 12bn in government relief

Washington: US airline companies have said it will apply for the USD 12 billion in assistance it has been offered by the US government as it attempts to steer through the global aviation downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The airline industry is one of the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, with US airlines suspending...

84% Indians feel COVID-19 recovery will take up to 1 year: Survey

Bengaluru: Nearly 84 per cent Indians feel that recovery from new coronavirus epidemic will take 6 months to one year time, a new survey said Tuesday. Out of 94 per cent respondents who are aware about the COVID-19 disease, 75 per cent are extremely concerned about the disease while only 52 per cent are aware of the virus...

COVID-19 death toll rises to 35 in India, total cases 1,397

New Delhi: The number of novel coronavirus cases climbed to 1,397 Tuesday after 146 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours across the country, while the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 35, according to the Union Health Ministry. The active cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) stands at 1,238, while three deaths –...

BMC implements new measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has implemented several measures to sanitise the state capital and maintain proper hygienic conditions as Odisha continues its fight against the pandemic COVID-19. Incidentally, the fourth coronavirus positive case from the state was reported Tuesday. BMC in association with the Odisha Fire Services has started spraying disinfectants like Sodium Hypochlorite at...

Odisha reports 4th novel coronavirus case

Bhubaneswar: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread its tentacles in Odisha with the state reporting fourth positive case Tuesday. According to a tweet of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department, a 29-year-old man from Bhadrak has been tested positive for the deadly virus. The victim has a travel history to Dubai. https://twitter.com/HFWOdisha/status/1245032124127645698 The three persons who had earlier...

Volunteers distribute food to migrant workers in Noida Tuesday

No migrant workers on road: Government tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Centre told Tuesday the Supreme Court that no migrant worker was on the road, amid fears that the large-scale movement of these people from cities to their native places on foot after the coronavirus lockdown may trigger the spread of COVID-19 in country’s hinterland. Asserting that such migration (from cities to villages) cannot be...

Ad spends to be hit severely in April, May says ‘Star India’ chief  

Mumbai: Advertising spends will be impacted ‘severely’ in April and May, and the next few months will be ‘troubling’ for media outlets dependent on it as a revenue stream, Uday Shankar, chairman of ‘Star and Disney India’, said Tuesday. ‘Star India’, which announced an upgrade of its over-the-top platform to ‘Disney+Hotstar’ to bring on board the American...

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3 who attended Nizamuddin congregation quarantined on return to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Three persons who recently returned from Delhi after attending a religious congregation at Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West have been put on quarantine by the Odisha government, said Subroto Bagchi, the state’s chief spokesperson on COVID-19 here Tuesday. The Odisha government is also trying to identify others who attended the programme from March 1-15, Bagchi added....

 

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Migrants, along with their family members, walk to their villages amid the nationwide lockdown, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 21-day lockdown has started showing its ugly underbelly as thousands upon thousands leave cities such as...

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