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Puri Gajapati and his family will remain in self-quarantine for 14 days

Bhubaneswar:17/3/20: Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb and his family will remain in self-quarantine for 14 days as they returned to the state capital from the USA on March 15.

The family had gone to the USA to attend several programmes in Jagannath temples in various cities.After reaching, the family also registered online in the state Government’s COVID-19 Portal. The family is currently staying in their Bhubaneswar residence taking precautions for maintaining good health in view of the highly-infectious virus outbreak.

The King has also appealed to people, who arrived in Odisha from abroad on or after March 4, to immediately register in the Government’s COVID-19 portal and remain in home isolation for at least 14 days.

Earlier today, five more districts- Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Bhadrak, Gajapati and Mayurbhanj imposed prohibitory orders under Section-144 to check spread of the highly-infectious disease.

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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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