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New Covid strain: Odisha issues fresh advisory

16/03/2021 at 10:29 AM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 16: The Odisha government has issued fresh guidelines amid a fresh spike in the cases of Covid-19 in various states.

The state government has advised people with fresh guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which is new strain which is more dangerous and highly contagious.

In the advisory, the state government has asked to follow Covid norms to stay away from the new strain.

The advisory issued by the Health department said that the new strain of Coronavirus has emerged with new symptoms. People diagnosed with the strain may have fever, nausea, vomiting, body ache, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, sore throat and nasal congestion.

The health department has suggested people to people to take the vaccine, continue to wear mask, wash hand frequently and maintain physical distance and avoid public gathering.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to people to follow the Covid guidelines and achieve ‘zero infection’ target.

In a message, the Chief Minister sought the people’s cooperation in the state’s fight against the deadly virus.

“With your support, the Covid situation is currently under control in Odisha. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also praised our battle against the pandemic. Our daily rate of infection is below 100 now. Zero infection is our target,” said Patnaik.

He said one should not lower the guard against the virus and be complacent as there is still a threat of the coronavirus staging a comeback.

The situation has got worsened in certain states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh. In some areas of Maharashtra, lockdown has now been re-imposed, he informed.

The Chief Minister said the bitter experience of lockdown is still afresh in the memory of people as it adversely affected the economy, social life, education of the children and all other sectors.

He said the only way to avoid lockdown is to be highly cautious.

He said that the inoculation programme is underway in the state and sought cooperation from people in making the programme successful.

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