Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha CM declares journalists in state as frontline COVID-19 'warriors'

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Odisha declares working journalists as frontline COVID warriors

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik declares working journalists of the state as frontline covid warriors, reports news agency ANI quoting the CMO. He said working journalists are doing a great service to the state by providing seamless news feed, making people aware on COVID-related issues and they're great support for war against COVID-19, it said. According to the news agency, the CMO said decision will benefit decision will benefit 6944 working journalists in the state. " It may be mentioned here that as many as 6944 working journalists of the state have been covered under Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. They are getting health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each. Besides, an ex gratia of Rs 15 lakh is also being provided to the next of kin of journalists who die of Covid while performing duty," it said.

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Arranged five D Type oxygen cylinders for Rainbow Children's Hospital, tweets Raghav Chaddha
 
"We have arranged five D Type oxygen cylinders for Rainbow Children's Hospital, from our Rajghat Response Point. The Govt's oxygen reserves are extremely limited due to reduced oxygen supply to Delhi, but we are doing everything possible to avert any untoward incident," said AAP MLA Raghav Chaddha on Twitter. Earlier, the hospital had sent out an SOS, saying there is a liquid oxygen supply only till noon today at Madhukar Rainbow Children Hospital at Delhi's Malviya Nagar.

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Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from 5 May

 The Odisha government on  Sunday declared a 14-day lockdown in the state from 5 May to contain the spread of COVID-19, an official order said.
Barring weekends, essential commodities would be available on all other days during the two-week-long lockdown, the order issued by Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said. "There shall be lockdown throughout the state with effect from 5 May, 2021 (Wednesday) till 5 am of 19 May , 2021 (Wednesday)," the order stated. People will be allowed to purchase essential items within 500 metre radius of their residences between 6 am and 12 pm, according to the official order. During weekends, they will only be able to avail medical services.
 
 
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India reports 3,92,488 COVID-19 cases, record 3,689 deaths

 

 A record 3,689 daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed India's toll to 2,15,542, while the infection count reached 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 more people being confirmed positive for the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The active cases have crossed the 33-lakh mark, the data updated at 8 am showed.
 
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Coronavirus Latest Updates: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik declares working journalists of the state as frontline COVID-19 warriors, reports news agency ANI quoting the CMO. He said working journalists are doing a great service to the state by providing seamless news feed, making people aware on COVID-related issues and they're great support for war against COVID-19,the CMO added.

A record 3,689 daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed India's death toll to 2,15,542, while the infection count reached to 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 more people being confirmed positive for the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The active cases have crossed the 33-lakh mark, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 33,49,644, comprising 17.13 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 81.77 percent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1, 59,92,271, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.10 percent, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on23  August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20  November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

The country crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on 19 April.

According to ICMR, 29,01,42,339 samples have been tested up to 1 May with 18,04,954 samples being tested on Saturday.

The 3,689 new fatalities included 802 from Maharashtra, 412 from Delhi, 304 from Uttar Pradesh, 271 from Karnataka, 229 from Chhattisgarh, 172 from Gujarat, 169 from Jharkhand,160 from Rajasthan, 147 from Tamil Nadu, 138 from Punjab,125 from Haryana, 107 from Uttarakhand, 103 from West Bengal and 102 from Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 2,15,542 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 69,615 from Maharashtra, 16,559 from Delhi ,15,794 from Karnataka, 14,193 from Tamil Nadu, 12,874 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,447 from West Bengal, 9,160 from Punjab and 8,810 from Chhattisgarh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


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