On Friday, Odisha witnessed its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 1833 positive cases. This has led the tally to 42550. All the new cases are reported from 29 districts. Out of 1833, 1118 cases are from quarantine centers, and 715 are local cases. The maximum cases were reported from Khurdha with 298 cases.
Police Arrests Miss 420 In Case of Duping Doctor
Angul district police arrested Miss 420 on the charges of cheating a retired doctor and looting around Rs. 4.5 lakhs from the doctor. As per the police sources, her real name is Supriya Swain, and she works at DIPS Academy. She introduced herself as a fashion designer to the doctor.
Bhawanipatna Goes For 48-hour Shutdown to Control Spread of COVID-19
Kalahandi Collector and District Magistrate has issued a 48-hour shutdown in Bhawanipatna to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the city. As per the report, the authority will also conduct door to door surveys during the shutdown period. The authority has advised people to contact the surveillance team if they have any symptoms.
17 More Cases of COVI-19 positive In Rourkela Special Jail
On Thursday, around 17 inmates of Rourkela Special Jail tested positive for the Coronavirus. As per the report, all the affected inmates have been hospitalized in Rourkela COVID Hospital for further treatment. On 6th August, around 1466, antigen testes are conducted in Sundargarh, and 86 people tested positive, including these jail inmates.
Corruption Case: Assistant Conservator of Forest of Puri Arrested
Vigilance department has arrested Prashant Swain, the Assistant Conservator of Forest, for allegedly amassing massive amounts of assets disproportion to his income. Besides, the department has also conducted search operations at five places, including his building located in Bhubaneswar, rented home in Puri, one house of relative located in Dhenkanal, and his native village Sisilo, Khurdha.
Green Tribunals Issues Notice and Slaps Fine on Different Industries in Paradip
On the direction of NGT-National Green Tribunal, SPCB- Odisha State Pollution Control Board has slapped hefty fines on at least eight industries for violating environmental norms in Paradip. The department has slapped a fine of Rs. 1 crore on Paradip Port Trust. For five small scale industries, the fine amount is Rs. 25lakh, and for two MSMEs, it is Rs. 50 lakh.
The State Orders Fire Safety Audit of All the COVID-19 Hospitals
Following the recent accident at Ahmedabad’s COVID-19 hospital, which took eight lives, the DG Fire Services of Odisha has directed the Deputy Fire Officers & Assistant Fir Officers to conduct a proper fire safety audit of COVID-19 hospitals running in the state. They have ordered to submit the report within 24 hours.