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SC stays Orissa HC order that said returning migrants must test negative for Covid-19
Fri, May 08, 2020

According to the Odisha government, 4,225 migrants from different states arrived in Odisha on Thursday, and a total of 49,765 since May 3. The state expects at least 5 lakh people to return.

Orissa HC on returning migrants: Only those who test negative for Covid-19 can return
Fri, May 08, 2020

The order is expected to disrupt the return of thousands of migrants, some of whom are on their way to the state.

COVID-19 cases may rise as migrants arrive, but our duty to take care of them: Odisha CM
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

The state has set up a registration system that will capture every worker’s arrival, quarantine them for 14 days in local facilities built across the state and then release or hospitalize them based on their symptoms and corona test results.

Odisha announces Rs 50 lakh ex gratia to COVID-19 healthcare workers, state honours for death during service
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

The state government announced a package of Rs 50 lakh for deceased healthcare personnel as well as the status of state martyrs, along with other measures.

Odisha announces steps to register incoming migrants
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

Patnaik said that every Gram Panchayat will have a registration facility, where it is mandatory of returning population to either self register or get their details enrolled by relatives. The returnees will then be placed in panchayat quarantine facilities for 14 days.

Odisha launches employment scheme for urban poor
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

A senior bureaucrat said that the initiative will involve "labour-intensive work such as maintenance and upgradation of toilets and water infrastructure" in ULBs, while maintaining social distancing.

States work on roadmap to restart industrial units, agriculture and fisheries
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Odisha and Maharashtra have extended the coronavirus curbs till the month-end, while Haryana is looking to take a cue from the Prime Minister’s address to the nation Tuesday, the last day of a three-week national lockdown.

Extending coronavirus lockdown: Odisha leads the way
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Shut until April 30, Odisha wants no rail or air; draws contours of roadmap for others.

BJD MP urges MPLAD funds be given to respective state governments
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

“The MPLAD funds that they have taken away for two years should really be put into the kitty of the states either in CM Relief Fund or any other way”, Misra said.

Odisha extends lockdown till April 30, first state to do so
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “The cabinet, which met today, decided that saving the lives of our people is the top most priority at this juncture.” The state has reported 42 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths so far.

Shutdown of Bhubaneswar, two other towns
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that in Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak, “we have reason to suspect community transmission. Our surveillance has to be taken one step forward”.

Odisha govt announces 48-hour ‘shutdown’ in Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Cuttack
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Starting Friday 20.00 hours, these three urban pockets of the state will experience for 48 hours more restrictions on movement of essential services personnel, commodities and services, than presently imposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Missing dialysis sessions, families of patients slam Odisha Health Dept for handling of third corona case
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Late Thursday night, Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Department in a series of tweets said, "Based on the contact history of the third positive (Corona) case (in Odisha), Health Department urges people not to visit Kar Clinic Bhubaneswar for outpatient and inpatient care".

Odisha govt announces Rs 2,200 crore package for poor and needy as state identifies third coronavirus case
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Odisha confirmed its third positive case of coronavirus, which has led to disruption in the functioning of the state assembly.

Odisha to set up two hospitals in capital, Naveen urges CMs to help stranded Odias
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

According to a senior official, “This will help in pooling all resources, human and material, in one place to treat patients rather than a scattered effort throughout the state. Doctors from different state medical colleges may be deployed at this one place for streamlined services.”

Coronavirus: Healthcare workers in Odisha to get four months’ salary in advance
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

In a video clip, Patnaik said: “Paramedics and all healthcare workers will be given their salaries for April, May, June and July in the month of April itself.”

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces four months’ advance salary for state doctors, healthcare workers
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

“For you and your family, I announce that doctors, paramedics and all healthcare workers will be given their salaries for April, May, June and July in the month of April itself”, Patnaik announced.

Observe lock down faithfully, else one million Indians could be affected by COVID-19: Odisha government
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Bagchi demonstrated a chart titled “India is headed in the direction of exponential growth, with cases doubling every 5-6 days”. Considering Odisha’s population to the national population, if there are 58,643 cases nationwide it would mean there will be 2,345 affected in Odisha alone”, Bagchi said.

Odisha doctors write to govt: Short of critical equipment, may enter coronavirus stage 3
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

According to a senior doctor with OMSA, Stage III of pandemic means when an person or animal carrying the virus can produce sporadic cases or small clusters of disease in population. Incomplete human-to-human transmission can occur in specific circumstances.

Odisha announces week-long ‘near total lockdown’ of 5 districts, 8 towns
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

In a video clip, Patnaik said, “Coronavirus has reached India. The number of affected (patients) is increasing. This virus has come from outside and does not have a specific treatment. Only awareness can stop the spread of this virus.”

Coronavirus: Odisha first state to execute week-long lockdown from Sunday
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

According to a government spokesperson, Odisha is the first state in the country to lock down 40 per cent of the state- focusing on districts where more than 70 percent of foreign travellers have returned.

Odisha CM writes to PM Modi to postpone Census and updation of NPR, state BJP leader supports
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Reacting to the letter, Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly, Pradipta Naik, said, “There is no problem with this suggestion. I am hopeful PM will accept the proposal”.

Odisha: AIIMS doctors accuse senior of hiding son’s COVID-19 status
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The 19-year-old boy is the second positive case of the COVID-19 in Odisha after a research scholar tested positive following his return from Italy.

Coronavirus: Odisha to distribute three months of ration to beneficiaries
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Since Coronavirus is contagious in nature and food grains shall be distributed to PDS beneficiaries through ePoS devices but, without using any type of biometric scanning through either fingerprint scanner or IRIS scanner attached to the e-PoS.

Coronavirus in India: Odisha makes registration of overseas visitors mandatory
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Those who entered Odisha after midnight on March 3 must register themselves within a 48-hour window starting 6 am on March 17.

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