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Cabinet Secretary reviewed the actions and preparedness for the management of novel coronavirus

Newdelhi:10/3/20:Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the actions and preparedness for the management of novel coronavirus with Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories through video conferencing yesterday.

He emphasized upon actions like surveillance at points of entry (PoE), surveillance in the community, laboratory support and hospital preparedness.

Mr Gauba called upon States to scale up logistics, quarantine facilities, capacity building, information management and risk communication.

One more new case has been reported from Punjab. As of now there are 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. As many as 11,913 cases are under Integrated Disease Surveillance program (IDSP) community followup.

404 Indian contacts of the US citizen tested positive in Bhutan have been identified and put under surveillance in Assam.

A total of 9 lakh 41 thousand 717 international passengers from 8 thousand 827 flights have been screened at airports till now with 54 passengers being referred to IDSP or hospitals.

To meet the increasing demand and convenient screening of passengers, manpower deployed at airports have been substantially increased.

There are now 286 doctors, 160 nurses and 295 paramedics stationed at airports across the country.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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