➡️ Odisha reports 10273 COVID-19 cases on Friday including 5962 quarantine and 4311 local contact cases.
➡️ Khordha reported 3496 new Covid cases followed by Sundargarh 1049, Cuttack 844 and Sambalpur 529 in the last 24 hours.
➡️ Odisha reports 1065 Covid cases in 0-18 years of age group.
➡️ Veteran Odia music director Saroj Patnaik passes away.
➡️ Odisha Chief Secretary given 6-month service extension.
➡️ Congregations at water bodies prohibited in Bhubaneswar till January 16.
➡️ Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art on harvest festivals of Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Bihu and Pongal today.
➡️ Weather Alert: Yellow Warning issued for 11 Odisha Districts (Dhenkanal, Angul, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khordha, Nayagarh and Kandhamal) for today.
➡️ India reports 2,64,202 fresh COVID-19 cases (6.7% higher than yesterday) in the last 24 hours.
➡️ Active case tally reaches 12,72,073. Daily positivity rate stands at 14.78%.
➡️ There are 5,753 Omicron cases in India with 28 States reporting the new Covid-19 strain.
➡️ DCGI’s Subject Expert Committee to review applications of Bharat Biotech and SII for full market approval to Covaxin and Covishield today: Sources.
➡️ Death toll in Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap rises to 9.
➡️ Bikaner-Guwahati Express mishap: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw reaches train accident site in Jalpaiguri.
➡️ Kerala: Kottayam court acquits accused Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case.
➡️ Senior NDTV Journalist Kamal Khan dies of heart attack.
➡️ Maharashtra: Skulls and bones of foetuses found at hospital, doctor & nurse held.
➡️ Prince Andrew loses military titles, royal patronages; the Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.
➡️ After six-week surge, Africa’s Omicron-driven fourth pandemic wave flattens: WHO.
➡️ Global Covid caseload tops 319.8 Million, Deaths surge over 5.52 Million.