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All Public Parks under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation will remain closed from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar:21/3/20 As part of taking measures for containment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Public Parks under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will remain closed from tomorrow in the state capital.

Exercising the powers under section 583 to 599 of Odisha Municipal Corporation Act 2003, the BMC Commissioner has ordered to close all the parks owned either by the government or private authorities within BMC limit from March 22 to 31 to check spread of the highly infectious disease.

The move has been taken in view of congregation at public places despite regulations and guidelines issued urging people for maintaining social distancing to prevent spread of coronavirus.

Worth mentioning, two persons with travel history to COVID-19 affected foreign countries have tested positive for the deadly virus in Bhubaneswar. Entire world is under attack from the spread of coronavirus with over 11,000 death toll so far. In India, five persons have died due to COVID-19.

About Ashok Palit

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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