Odisha government to train 500 MBBS students online to treat Covid 19

Odisha government to train 500 MBBS students online to treat Covid 19

The Odisha government has managed to train 500 MBBS students to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak by imparting them online training approved by the government of India. Subroto Bagchi, Odisha's government's COVID-19 spokesperson made the announcement in this regard on Friday.

Odisha reported 15 new COVID-19 cases, including three who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, on Friday, the largest single-day increase, forcing the state government to clamp 48-hour curfew in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Bhadrak where the patients of the coronavirus disease are from.

One person from Brahmabarada village in Jajpur district, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in March, tested positive on Friday. And the other two are from Cuttack and Bhadrak.

Maulana Saad, the head of the Nizamuddin Markaz, had visited Brahmabarada in February for a religious congregation and it was sealed by the local district administration.

Officials said among the 28 people who had attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin Markaz and returned to Odisha, 25 have tested negative.