BHUBANESWAR l monday l january 17, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l LATE CITY EDITION djokovic loses case, deported from australia World No 1 leaves Melbourne after the Federal Court upholds government’s decision to cancel his visa for the second time application ‘dismissed with costs’ Chief Justice James Allsop dismissed the amended application with costs. It finally ended a 10-day legal drama since the the 34-year-old announced on social media that he had secured a ‘medical exemption’ to enter Australia. Djokovic could have technically appealed the decision at the High Court but decided against doing so | P 11 21 Serbian ‘disappointed’ ■ In a statement, the Serbian said he was disappointed. “I am uncomfortable that the focus of the past weeks has been on me." He also said he will now rest and recuperate ■ He had his visa cancelled as his presence could cause ‘civil unrest because he’s a talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment’ Djokovic was going for a men’s record 21st slam title CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Though the sample size is small, the study by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences is representative of the Omicron surge across India Hospitalisation under 4%, finds latest research express read Lata Mangeshkar still in ICU, says doctor Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to be under treatment in the ICU of a city hospital here, the doctor treating her said on Sunday. Amid speculation that Mangeshkar’s condition was deteriorating, a spokesperson for the veteran singer denied media reports, calling them “false news” Bengal, Kerala R-Day tableau rejected Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her shock at the Centre’s decision to exclude the state’s R-Day tableau on Netaji and urged it to reconsider. There was similar criticism for rejecting Kerala’s tableau on Narayana Guru. Interestingly, it came from a Congress leader in Karnataka | P7 Hostages safe after synagogue standoff Texas: Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hours-long standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting on a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill US Army officers in Afghanistan | P9 18% 16% 14% 12% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0% 24 Oct fected with the Delta variant that had fueled the devastating Full vaccination against Cov- second Covid wave in India last id-19 or previous infection may summer. Though the sample not offer any substantial pro- size is small, the study is being tection against the highly con- viewed as a representative tagious Omicron variant of analysis of Omicron-driven SARS-CoV-2, but its hospitali- surge in many parts of India. sation rate is way low The analysis of 264 Baseline at less than 4%. patients who had testcharacteristics These were the ed positive between of Omicron cases takeaways from InNovember 25 and DeMale 57.3% dia’s first epidemiocember 23 last year Female 42.7% logical study on Omifound that 72 (or 88%) cron carried out by of the Omicron-inVaccination status researchers associatfected patients had Vaccinated 87.8% ed with a leading gov- Not Vaccinated 12.2% been fully vaccinated ernment hospital. w i t h e i t h e r C ov Travel history Their results, reishield or Covaxin. Yes 39.1% leased on a pre-print Another patient had No 60.9% repository of medical received two doses of science, have also Previous SARS-CoV-2 the Moderna vaccine shown that Omicron and a third dose of infection confirmed was already in comCovaxin. Only three by RT-PCR munity circulation in among the Omicron Yes 17.1% Delhi in December — patients required No 83.9% days after South Afhospitalisation, and Clinical features rica alerted the world each had other underAsymptomatic 61% about the variant — lying health condiSymptomatic 39% and underlined the tions such as diabetes Comorbidities 18.3% or high blood preslimited impact of airport screening or cur- No comorbidities 81.7% sure. None of them tailing flights from Hospitalisation 3.6% needed ICU care. other countries. Hospitalisation Researchers associated with rates during the earlier Covthe Institute of Liver and Bil- id-19 waves in India were 20iary Sciences in Delhi se- 23%. Experts pointed out that quenced the genomes of 264 the lower hospitalisation rates Covid-19 positive samples from for Omicron documented in five districts across the nation- Delhi are in line with observaal capital and found 82 of them tions in South Africa, the UK had Omicron. The rest were in- and various other countries. odisha Fresh cases 2,68,833 2,71,202 Recoveries 1,22,684 1,38,331 Deaths 402 314 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths jan 15 jan 16 10,856 3,220 02 1.28% 31 Oct 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Nov 11,177 4,452 03 First dose to eligible populatin 19 Dec 26 Dec 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 59.9% Of world’s population has taken first shot 9.5% People in poor countries got their first does so far 73.2% 75.9% 78.3% 84.7% Door-todoor drive in India since November enhanced single dose coverage by over 5%, full vax coverage by nearly 12% UP Police books Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel for flouting Covid norms while on a door-todoor campaign for a Congress candidate in Noida Page 7 Medics conduct a yoga class of infected patients inside a Covid Care Centre of the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi on Sunday | Parveen Negi Parveen Negi Fresh Covid cases cross 11,000 in State Bhubaneswar: Odisha logged 11,177 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Three more patients also succumbed to the disease during the period. The State has recorded 78,780 cases in the first fortnight of the month. Eight districts accounted for 71 pc of the caseload with Khurda registering maximum 3,424 cases, followed by 2,136 in Sundargarh and 829 in Cuttack| P2 Over 24,000 children orphaned in pandemic Bhubaneswar: As many as 24,405 children aged below 18 years in Odisha have lost either their mother or father or both parents during the pandemic. As per an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 1,47,492 children have been orphaned in the country between April 1, 2020 and January 11 this year | P2 K u m a r V i k r a m @ New Delhi 17 The doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Chetty completed a sweet double from an Indian perspective with a fine win over Indonesia’s Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan Results Lakshya is currently No 17 in the world (only Indians, all finals) Lakshya bt Loh Kean Yew 24-22, 21-17 Satwiksairaj/Chirag bt Ahsan/ Satiawan 21-16, 26-24 Lakshya Sen in action against Loh Kean Yew in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open in New Delhi on Sunday | BAI wheelchair marvel Kamalakanta dashes into record books, covers 213 km in 24 hrs HIS doctors once told him, he won’t be able to walk anytime soon. So did everyone he met after a debilitating injury eight years back. Kamalakanta Nayak, paralysed waist down, almost flew on his wheelchair as he covered 213 km in 24 hours, breaking a 15-year-old record here on Sunday Unwavering fo. cus and grit gave the 28-yearold para-athlete an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. 12 Dec One in three patients in Odisha suffered from long Covid: Study symptoms to be not severe. The study was conducted among 487 individuals, aged 18 ONE in three persons, who had to 88 years. The participants intested positive for Covid-19 last cluded 199 women. “Of the 287 year in Odisha, had long Covid, vaccinated and 119 unvaccinatnotwithstanding the vaccina- ed people, long Covid symptoms tion status, a study by AIIMS- were reported among 98 and 24 Bhubaneswar has found. respectively Similarly, of the 81 . The study conducted from vaccinated people, 20 suffered April to September 2021 revealed long Covid. But it should be overall prevalence of long Covid viewed cautiously as conseamong 29.2 per cent (pc) patients. quences could have been worse As per the subgroup analysis, had the people not taken vacthe prevalence of long Covid cines,” said associate professor was 62.5 pc among seof department of Comvere and critical cases, munity Medicine and significantly higher Family Medicine Dr than the mild and modArvind Kumar Singh. erate cases at 23.4 pc. Overall prevalence Around 10 pc particiAround 34 pc double of long Covid was pants had a history of vaccinated people tak29.2 per cent. pre-existing diabetes or Prevalence was en in the study had long hypertension and 11 pc 62.5 pc among Covid. had a history of some Long Covid is the severe and critical form of substance use signs and symptoms cases, and 23.4 pc which included alcohol in mild and that last for weeks or moderate cases. and tobacco. months after having a Clinical features of Around 34 pc confirmed or suspected double vaccinated the participants recase of Covid-19. It can vealed that the majoriparticipants af fect the patient’s suffered from long ty of them had one to Covid whole body, cause damfour symptoms during age to organs, and the the acute phase, and AIIMS-BBSR study symptoms can change the most common and come and go over symptoms were fever time. and cough. The most common symptom “Although long Covid is studreported was fatigue with 64.8 ied extensively all around the pc, followed by cough 32.4 pc. world, research from India is Only three participants report- limited. Our findings are close ed cognitive dysfunction (brain to that of the Office of National fog). The limitation of daily ac- Statistics, UK, which had estitivity following long Covid was mated around one in five rereported among 28.9 pc partici- spondents (21 pc) exhibited pants. While 7.7 pc patients ex- symptoms for five weeks or longperienced the symptoms a lot, er. The study is important behealthcare practitioners were cause it will help prioritise consulted for long Covid by 34.5 health care of at-risk population pc par ticipants. However, and design interventions,” Dr around 92.3 pc perceived the Singh added. @ Bhubaneswar Closer Ec watch on muscle power in election fray The 20-year-old, who is World No 17, has a definite chance of making a run for the top 10 spot soon. Covid cases notwithstanding, he will also take part at the Syed Modi meet, a Super 300 meet. Win there as well and it’s a possibility Ta n m ay D a s @ Bhubaneswar 5 Dec 90% Top 10 beckons youngster Satwik/ Chirag make it a sweet double 0.63% India US UK France Spain Worlds bronze-medallist beats world champion Loh Kean Yew in straight games to claim India Open title. A look at some of the talking points... The former junior World No 1 has always advertised his talents and he’s now making good on his promise. After reaching the final of the World Championships in December, he’s now won his first Super 500 crown (7 days moving average) 0.84% First Super 500 title for Lakshya Big last few months 13.69% Hemant Kumar Rout S u m i S u k a n ya D u t ta @ New Delhi NATIONWIDE jan 15 jan 16 Case positivity trajectory He bettered the distance covered by Mario Trindade of Portugal. Mario had clocked 182.4 km (113.34 miles) at the Vila Real Stadium in Vila Real, Portugal, on December 3-4, 2007. Kamalakanta started his marathon from Master Canteen Square to Rajmahal Square Cycle Track point. The attempt started at 4.30 pm on Saturday and completed at 4.28 am on Sunday All through the wintry . night, under the watch of the CCTVs and GPS, he chased his moment of glory . The native of Puri was ecstatic. “I am extremely happy and extend my gratitude to all those who supported and en- couraged me during this historic journey My achievement . will change the perception of people towards differentlyabled persons. My next target is to qualify for the Paris Paralympics,” said Kamalakanta. He completed the record with a total two hours break in four phases. Kamalakanta took first break at 9.30 pm (Saturday). The second break came at 4.30 am, third at 7.30 am and fourth break was taken after breaking the old record at 12.45 pm (on CONTINUED ON: P4 Sunday). dates—including detailed information on the nature of THE Election Commission the offences, relevant particuhas created a separate cell lars such as whether charges dedicated to deal with matters have been framed, the conpertaining to the criminal an- cerned court, the case number, tecedents of candidates, in etc.—on the homepage of compliance with the Supreme their websites, along with the Court’s order on the issue. reasons for their selection and The poll panel has manwhy other individuals dated that candidates could not be given tickas well as the conets instead. They also cerned political parneed to write to the ties issue a declaraEC within 48 hours of tion in the media selection of such a about their criminal candidate. background. The reasons as to Pressure to The poll panel has selection must be postpone come up with a mowith reference to the Punjab polls bile application qualifications, by few days named ‘Know Your achievements and Both the Candidate’, containmerit of the candiing information re- Congress and the date concerned, not BJP have urged garding the criminal mere winnability at the EC to backgrounds as depolls. This informapostpone the clared by candidates. tion also needs to be Moreover, a dedicat- Punjab Assembly published in one lopolls slated for ed fund has been crecal vernacular newsFebruary 14 in a t e d f o r vo t e r s ’ paper and one naaw a r e n e s s c a m - view of the Guru tional newspaper as paigns and to make Ravidas Jayanti well as on the official on February 16. available the crimisocial media platThe Congress nal history of the forms of the political suggested that contesting candiparty, including Fadates to the general the polls be held cebook and Twitter. six days later public. Any fine imTo h e l p vo t e r s posed by the apex make an informed court on political parties re- choice, the Election Commisgarding non-compliance of its sion has now prescribed a cerorders will be deposited to the tain timeline to publish the above fund. details of criminal antecedEarlier, on August 10, the ents: within the first four days Supreme Court had said that of withdrawal of nomination, parties will have to publish in- between the 5th and 8th day, formation regarding the crim- and from the 9th day till the inal antecedents of candi- last day of campaign. Denied ticket, Channi sibling to contest as independent E x p r e ss N e ws S e r v i c e @ Chandigarh REVOLTS by netas denied poll tickets are no big deal, but when the brother of a chief minister throws a fit, it is bound to catch attention. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s brother Dr Manohar Singh, who was denied a ticket to contest the elections, will fight as an independent against the Congress candidate for the Bassi Pathana seat. Channi had unsuccessfully lobbied for his brother as the Congress refused to budge on the ‘one ticket one family’ formula. However, the party gave tickets to the relatives of a few leaders. For example, Kamil Amar Singh, son of Fatehgarh Sahib MP Dr Amar Singh, has been fielde d f r o m R a j ko t wh i l e Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary , son of Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, was given the Phillaur ticket. Channi’s brother is a medical practitioner who had quit the Kharar civil hospital to enter the poll fray . A similar revolt arose in Goa where Utpal Parrikar, son of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, was denied the Panaji Assembly seat by the BJP Sens. ing an opportunity, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said his party will welcome Utpal if he wishes to get onboard.
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