State reports eight new cases and one death in last 24 hours; surveillance on ILI and SARI will continue as before
However, district administrations have been asked to keep a watch and take containment measures as per the need,” Mishra said.
Since the State is behind the national average in second dose vaccination, it has been decided to prioritise the drive through special campaigns.
State Election Commision (SEC) on Monday lifted all Covid-19 restrictions on campaigning for the urban local body (ULB) polls in view of the decreasing new cases in the State.
With 49,464 tests conducted during the period, the test positivity rate dropped to 0.29 per cent (pc), the lowest since March last year.
All activities such as social, religious, political, sports gatherings, exhibitions and trade fairs have been allowed in compliance to Covid protocols.
Exams of other semesters at the UG and PG level may also be conducted at an appropriate time keeping in mind the UG, PG final year and semester exams in the 2022-23 academic year
Campuses of government schools were abuzz with fun-filled activities to familiarise students with physical classes
The SRC guidelines also stated that mela and congregations outside or within the temple premises may be restricted to avoid mass gatherings and crowding.
The State government lifted the night curfew from all urban areas from February 18 following a steady decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the State.
Odisha govt writes to Centre seeking additional 10L doses of Covaxin this month
The move comes days after the Centre’s directive to the states to ease additional Covid-19 curbs.
Director of Health Services Dr Bijay Mohapatra said Odisha is treading cautiously as it is too early to say anything definite on the Covid-19 pandemic becoming an endemic.
The continuous drop in new infections, however, have come as a relief for the health officials.
The State has, however, inoculated more teenagers as compared to national average.