90 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha take total to 2,478; state imposes ‘weekend shutdown’ in 11 districts till June-end

FP Staff 


Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: The Odisha government has imposed ‘weekend shutdown’ in the month of June in the districts of Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Khorda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Balangir with relaxation only for emergency and public services.

All schools, colleges, educational institutions, training institutions/coaching centres shall remain shut till 31 July in the view of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Weekend shutdown has been imposed by Government on all Saturdays and Sundays during the month of June 2020 in the Districts of Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Balangir with relaxation for only emergency and public services,” an official release by Information & Public Relations Department, Odisha said.

In the past 24 hours, India registered 9,633 fresh coronavirus cases and 260 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases across the nation was now at 2,17,187 including 1,06,992 active cases, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

While 6,075 lives were claimed by the viral infection so far.

India has been unable to reduce the COVID-19 growth rate while the quasi hard lockdown has flattened the wrong curve. The GDP curve has been flattened, said Rajiv Bajaj while speaking to Congress’ Rahul Gandhi on the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

India has received the worst of both worlds. The porous lockdown in India has been unable to prevent people from COVID-19 but at the same time has left the economy decimated, said Rajiv Bajaj while speaking to Congress’ Rahul Gandhi on the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

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A plea seeking intervention in a case relating to suo motu cognisance of problems faced by migrant labourers stranded in different parts of the country after the COVID-19 lockdown has been filed in the Supreme Court.

The plea filed by Students’ Federation of India (SFI) said that during the lockdown, many students were compelled to return to their homes due to pandemic. SFI said the students are now getting calls from their landlords to pay the rents.

“It is pertinent to mention that most of these students are dependent on their family’s income for their educational expenses and therefore it is an additional burden for them to pay the rents for these months of lockdown. It is respectfully submitted that a vast majority of the population of our country is employed in the informal sector; several of their incomes are unstable during this time,” the plea said.

Photos from the Ground Zero, Complete lockdown in Uran Islampur in Sangli District, where so far 25 Corona cases came positive after testing.

Rahul Gandhi’s dialogue with industrialist Rajiv Bajaj on the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will be aired on Thursday, the latest in the series of interactions the former Congress chief is having with experts from various fields on the impact of the pandemic.

In the teaser of the conversation released on various social media accounts of the party, the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto can be seen talking about the effect of the lockdown on the economy.

Defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is under home quarantine, two officials familiar with the development confirmed on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity.

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Kumar got himself tested for the virus after developing mild fever and was found to be infected, said one of the officials.

“He tested positive but continues to work and look into files from home quarantine,” said another official said.

States like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi, which have a high caseload, continued to report more infections, while new cases also emerged in several eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim.

The health ministry said it has boosted the COVID-19 testing capacity to around 1.4 lakh per day.

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