COVID-19: Odisha To Curtail Lockdown Restrictions If Positivity Persists Downward Curve


Bhubaneswar: As the number of COVID-19 cases is gradually decreasing in the state, Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra said that the Odisha government will slowly lift lockdown restrictions if cases of positivity rate persist in its downward curve.

Speaking to media persons on Saturday, Mohapatra said if the current trend of Covid-19 positivity rate persists in its downward curve in the next few days then the Odisha government will slowly lift lockdown restrictions in a phased manner.

Informing about the status of the global tender floated by the State government for procurement of vaccine, he said,” Odisha government received two bids through the tender in the last day of the process. The detailed document verification of the two companies is underway but until they get technical clearance, it cannot be ascertained whether the process will be successful. It may be noted that the government is yet to reveal the names of the two bidders.”

“The Odisha government on May 14 floated the online tender to procure 3.8 crore doses of Covid vaccines. But due to little response from vaccine suppliers and manufacturers, the government later relaxed certain terms and conditions,” he added.

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