Naveen urges people of Odisha to remain alert for next two months

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has advised the people of the state to remain alert for at least next two months to keep the dreaded coronavirus at bay.

Patnaik said this while reviewing the latest Covid situation in the state. He said the people must remain extra careful as some countries have again started lockdowns following the surfacing of mutant coronavirus.

The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction that the state has successfully countered the impact of coronavirus and added that most of our districts are in the green zone.

He thanked the health staff, frontline workers and doctors for contributing their bit to defeat Covid. Patnaik said India is among the top nations of the world to produce vaccines for the dreaded coronavirus and added that Odisha is prepared to embark upon vaccination on a mass scale.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said the Covid situation in the state is good and added that the number of active corona patients has remained within 2000. Mohapatra said the District Collectors have been advised to implement livelihood mission.

Additional director of health Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said the recovery rate of coronavirus is 99 per cent in the state and the state has not recorded any death relating to the dreaded disease since yesterday. Worthwhile to mention that regular deaths were occurring since June 30.

Mohapatra said the sero survey report is encouraging and till date nearly 70 lakh Covid tests have been done. He said a list of 3,28,560 health workers has been completed for vaccination and added that the list of other workers in municipality and police is being prepared.

The review meeting was attended by Development Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner and senior officials of different departments. Chief Minister’s 5T Secretary V K Pandian coordinated the programme.

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