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    COVID-19 Crisis: Odisha Promotes Students Of Classes I To VIII Without Exams

    Bhubaneswar: Students of Classes I-VIII in the state-run schools of Odisha have been granted automatic promotion to higher classes. The annual exams were cancelled midway this year due to the coronavirus threat. "All the students except Class-IX are declared passed without annual examinations this academic session due to COVID-19 situation," School &...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    COVID-19: Shrimp Seller In Wuhan Market Could Be 'Patient Zero'

    A 57-year-old woman, who sells shrimps at a seafood market in China's Wuhan, is believed to be the first person to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). According to a report in London's Metro daily, the woman named Wei Guixian had developed flu-like symptoms in December 2019. She visited a local doctor on December 10. But when her condition didn't...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Odisha Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines For Hospitals Reporting COVID-19 Cases

    Bhubaneswar: After detection of third coronavirus in the state, the Odisha government has issued fresh guidelines for hospitals and nursing homes reporting such cases. The 60-year-old man, who tested positive for the killer virus on March 26, had reportedly visited three different hospitals in Bhubaneswar before his swab samples were sent for the COVID-19 examination from...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 Alert In Odisha: Third Corona Patient Came In Contact with 112 Persons: Subroto Bagchi

    Bhubaneswar: Two days after a 60-year-old man of Bhubaneswar was tested coronavirus positive, the Odisha government on Saturday said that 112 persons had come in contact with him. Briefing the media here, chief spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi said that out of 112 persons, the patient, a bank employee, had come in contact with his wife and...

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    COVID-19 Pandemic Will End Soon, Says Nobel Laureate Bio-Physicist Micheal Levitt

    Michael Levitt, a biophysicist who won the Nobel Laureate for Chemistry in 2013, is optimistic about the coronavirus pandemic ending soon. His theory is based on the rate of recoveries, reduction in new cases and decrease in deaths day by day in China since January. "Numbers are still noisy, but there are clear signs of slow growth. . . . What we need is to...

    • 2 days ago
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    India Reports Highest Single Day Rise In Corona Cases; US Crosses 1 Lakh Infections

    Mumbai: As many as 124 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in India on Friday, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to 873 so far. Friday's count was the biggest jump in the number of positive cases in a single day in the country since the outbreak. Maharashtra and Gujarat have registered the most number of new positive cases. Meanwhile,...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID-19 Outbreak: 40,000 Quarantined Because Of One 'Super Spreader' In India

    New Delhi: As many as 40,000 people from 20 villages in Punjab were quarantined because of coming in contact with a man who recently died of COVID-19. The deceased was a 70-year-old preacher and had visited a Sikh festival. He had ignored an advice to go for self-quarantine after returning from a trip to Italy and Germany, according to a BBC report. This fact came out...

    • 2 days ago
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    Corona Diaries 3: Between Malice And Mockery - In Unusual Times, Unusual Responses

    Fear of the unknown is known to drive people into making unusual choices - some cynical, some borderline malicious and some soul-sapping. How would you explain houseowners in certain cities throwing out doctors, nurses, airline staff and all those on the frontline of the country's fight against the dreaded corona virus from their rented accommodations? The...

    • 2 days ago
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    Old Is Gold: Mahabharat, Byomkesh Bakshi & SRK's Circus Back On DD; Timings Inside

    Mumbai: After Ramayan, Doordarshan has decided to relaunch three more popular yesteryear shows - Mahabharat, Rajit Kapur-starrer Byomkesh Bakshi and Bollywood superstar's Shah Rukh Khan's tele-series Circus. These shows are expected to help people tide over their time during the 21-days lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus in the...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID-19 Lockdown: Air India Launches Cargo Services To Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: Air India (AI) has decided to begin cargo services in Odisha from Saturday to ensure timely supply of food and medicines amid the countrywide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The director of Biju Patnaik International Airport, B Venkateshwara Rao, informed that an AI flight will leave Raipur at 3.30 pm and arrive in Bhubaneswar at 4.50 pm. The flight will...

    • 2 days ago

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