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Odisha CM Launches 14-Day Mask Abhiyan, Appeals To People To Make It A Habit To Wear Face Mask

Asking people to wear masks, one of the tools against COVID-19, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said, if you want your livelihood to function without any disruption, then you must wear masks

Odisha CM Launches 14-Day Mask Abhiyan, Appeals To People To Make It A Habit To Wear Face Mask
Highlights
  • Odisha CM urged the people not to go outside without wearing masks
  • CM asked people to wear a mask properly by covering one’s mouth and nose
  • Can curb the spread of COVID without any lockdown or loss of livelihood: CM

Bhubaneswar: With the rise in coronavirus cases in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday (April 9) appealed to people to make it a habit to wear a mask and to follow the COVID-19 protocol. CM Patnaik on Friday announced the launch of “Mask Abhiyan” for 14-days while addressing the people of the state through a video message. He said wearing a mask and following COVID-19 protocols the only way out to get rid of the highly infectious disease which made a comeback after its initial phase. On the ‘Mask Abhiyan’, CM Patnaik said it will be observed for 14 days from Friday when everybody needs to properly wear the mask and not to jettison the mask.

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We all should take a pledge to wear masks for atleast 14 days which may be a matter of habits. Therefore, I urge the people not to go outside without wearing masks. Wear a mask properly by covering your mouth and nose, we can curb the spread of COVID-19 without any lockdown or loss of livelihood, the chief minister said.

He said that penalty for violation of mandatory mask wearing norms will be doubled and urged women to ensure that their family members, especially children, wear masks properly before going out of the house. He said the police are alert and ensuring that anyone coming out of their houses wears a mask.

The police are guarding outside and I appeal to mothers to take care of their homes by ensuring that all the family members wear masks, he said.

Everybody including those who have been vaccinated, must wear mask, CM Patnaik said, adding that irrespective of one being vaccinated or not he/she should wear a mask.

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Noting that mask is the shield against the coronavirus, CM Patnaik said:

We can easily contain the second wave of the infection by wearing masks, hand washing and adhering to the protocols instead of going for lockdown, shutdown and other stricter measures.

The chief minister said that the lockdown, shutdowns and other measures have adverse impact on the livelihood of the masses.

If you want your livelihood to function without any disruption, then you must wear masks, he said.

“While some countries are presently facing the third wave of COVID-19, we are not sure as to how many waves are instore for us. Therefore, we need to make masks a part of our lifestyle and habit,” the chief minister said seeking cooperation of one and all in order to win over the pandemic.

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Odisha’s COVID-19 tally soared to 3,46,808 as the state registered this year’s highest single-day spike of 1,282new cases on Friday. Meanwhile, the Odisha police have acted against 21,201violators for COVID inappropriate behaviour like not using face masks or maintaining social distances. The police have collected fines to the tune of Rs51.69 lakh in 48 hours since the enforcement drive began on April 7 and will continue till April 14.

According to a release issued by the state police headquarters here on Friday, the enforcement parties have detected 9,400 violators on the first day of the drive and 11,801 violators were apprehended on the second day. Similarly, on Day-1, a fine of Rs 25.07 lakh was collected from the violators and on Day-2, the fine amount was Rs 26.61 lakh. A fine of Rs 2000 will be imposed for the first and second offence and Rs 5000 for the subsequent offence.

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World

26,78,24,983Cases
22,84,48,447Active
3,40,97,388Recovered
52,79,148Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,78,24,983 and 52,79,148 have died; 22,84,48,447 are active cases and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 3:47 am.

India

3,46,66,241 9,419Cases
94,742 1,009Active
3,40,97,388 8,251Recovered
4,74,111 159Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,66,241 confirmed cases including 4,74,111 deaths. The number of active cases is 94,742 and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,40,888 893

9,964 157

64,89,720 1,040

1,41,204 10

Kerala

51,78,892 5,038

41,615 887

50,95,263 4,039

42,014 112

Karnataka

29,99,098 399

7,284 155

29,53,565 238

38,249 6

Tamil Nadu

27,32,648 703

7,946 36

26,88,142 728

36,560 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,74,217 181

2,011 3

20,57,749 176

14,457 2

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,502 10

139 7

16,87,452 3

22,911

West Bengal

16,20,803 574

7,576 0

15,93,659 568

19,568 6

Delhi

14,41,514 65

404 28

14,16,010 36

25,100 1

Odisha

10,50,760 255

1,931 11

10,40,403 264

8,426 2

Chhattisgarh

10,07,075 37

341 9

9,93,140 27

13,594 1

Rajasthan

9,54,984 40

236 16

9,45,792 24

8,956

Gujarat

8,27,873 67

417 45

8,17,361 22

10,095

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,288 14

140 1

7,82,619 13

10,529

Haryana

7,71,904 29

223 15

7,61,626 14

10,055

Bihar

7,26,259 9

36 6

7,14,133 3

12,090

Telangana

6,77,546 205

3,871 19

6,69,673 185

4,002 1

Assam

6,18,042 134

2,541 24

6,09,374 158

6,127

Punjab

6,03,578 22

350 0

5,86,614 20

16,614 2

Jharkhand

3,49,383 16

129 7

3,44,113 23

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,402 17

192 3

3,36,799 14

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,38,198 151

1,639 38

3,32,070 111

4,489 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,753 69

722 14

2,23,174 81

3,857 2

Goa

1,79,307 65

441 37

1,75,478 28

3,388

Mizoram

1,37,377 320

3,049 10

1,33,819 309

509 1

Puducherry

1,29,128 23

230 1

1,27,022 22

1,876

Manipur

1,25,429 23

325 5

1,23,119 28

1,985

Tripura

84,888 14

94 11

83,968 3

826

Meghalaya

84,631 12

240 11

82,916 23

1,475

Chandigarh

65,515 7

67 2

64,628 5

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,298 3

29 2

54,989 5

280

Sikkim

32,390 8

200 2

31,785 6

405

Nagaland

32,143 1

116 2

31,328 3

699

Ladakh

21,749 14

230 17

21,304 31

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,405

11 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,691 1

3 0

7,559 1

129

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