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No international flights for a week from March 22

New Delhi:19/3/20: The government on Thursday said that no international flight will be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week even as COVID-19 menace continues.

The positive coronavirus cases in the country is rising by the day. The Delhi government has issued appropriate directions to all senior citizens above 65 years of age to remain at home.

Suspension of international flights for a week has been taken as the country recorded 173 active COVID-19 cases till 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Four people have succumbed to the deadly virus. Reports said the deceased belong to Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab.

The direction of the government said that all children below 10 years of age must stay inside home to protect themselves from coronavirus.

The direction further said that work from home must be followed for private sector employees except those working in emergency or essential services.

The Group B and Group C Central government employees will be asked to attend office on alternate weeks.

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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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