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Vineel Krishna appointed OSD in CMO Odisha

By IndianMandarins- 10 Jul 2020


The Odisha government has appointed Vineel Krishna (IAS:2005) as an officer on special duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister’s Office for effective management of the COVID-19 situation.

Krishna, managing director of the Odisha Mining Corporation, will monitor the COVID-19 situation from the CMO, in addition to his other responsibilities.

More than 3,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state, and 23 people have died due to the disease during the first week of July. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s home district, Ganjam, has been severely hit with more than 200 cases recorded every day for the past four days.

Of the total 11,201 cases in the state, Ganjam has accounted for 3,096 patients, and 30 deaths. The situation is also grim in state capital Bhubaneswar, where 557 people have tested positive for the disease and seven have died.

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