Additional Chief Secretary of Health department PK Mohapatra said Odisha is capable of stepping up the drive and undertaking three lakh vaccinations daily.
Also, those living in colder or humid areas should take extra care.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while addressing the UN Security Council meeting on COVID-19 on Wednesday, announced a gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for the UN peacekeepers.
An earlier analysis by the same authors found that ICU mortality had fallen from 60 per cent in late March 2020 to 42 per cent at the end of May.
Nitin Patel, who also holds the Health portfolio, said the state is fully prepared to administer vaccination to the priority groups as soon as doses are received from the Centre.
Vidyagama programme was suspended in October after COVID-19 cases were reported among students and teachers involved in the classes under this initiative in Karnataka.
Italy has imposed a 10 p.m. nationwide curfew, as well as restaurant closures and other restrictions, to try to prevent crowds from forming following a surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths.
TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday condemned the TRS and BJP for linking Covid-19 vaccine with the GHMC elections.
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Choubey also said that public health actions were taken in a pre-emptive, pro-active, graded manner based on the evolving scenario.
Truenat and RTPCR tests results should be done within 24 hours of sample collection and in rapid tests, the results should be given within 30 minutes.
These revised order came a week after the state government directed offices and shops to remain closed on weekends throughout the state.
The trial may begin from August 26, said a top official of the institute, one of the 17 sites selected for the phase 2 human trials in the country by Serum Institute of India.
The testing for the disease has been increased from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day at present, the Union Health Ministry said.
The Uttar Pradesh CM said better surveillance could control the fatality rate in the state and asked officials to regularly monitor the work of integrated command and control centres.