She stressed the need to develop better vaccines that can deal with new variants, and strengthening of the regulatory mechanisms.
Taking stock of the Covid situation in the State at a meeting, the Chief Minister wanted officials to lay emphasis on the use of medicines, which yield better results with fewer side effects.
Reviewing the Covid situation in the state, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said responsible behaviour from people during the coming festival season can only prevent a third wave of the pandemic in Odisha.
The Sub-Collector said there are no reports of Covid cases in any other school in Kamakhyanagar sub-division.
Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivasa Rao also said that unless a highly infective variant comes, a Covid third wave will not occur.
This issue was ighlighted at a recent webinar titled ‘How to Reopen Schools Safely’, organised by Shycocan Corporation.
IIT-Kanpur scientist Manindra Agrawal said that if no new virulent emerges, then the situation is unlikely to change.
The protests, organised by Aadhyatmik Aghadi (spiritual wing) of BJP, were held in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad and other places where agitators rang bells and blew conches.
Around 12 districts of the State have 10 or less life saving machines in their Covid hospitals
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He said the government is doing its best and learning from experiences to prevent the third wave but following Covid-appropriate behaviour is very important, and thus people must not become negligent.
An expert committee set up by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has recommended a phase-wise reopening of schools in the national capital beginning September.
Says irrespective of positivity and recovery rate, there should be continuous monitoring
If any kid is found COVID positive, he/she will be treated either at home or hospital depending on the decision of the rapid response team.
School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said teachers in the State are being vaccinated on priority.
Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Dr CBK Mohanty said if the country reports four lakh cases daily, the number of infections in the State may reach 14,000 a day.