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As many as 1888 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha so far out of which 39 were positive

Bhubaneswar:6/4/20: As many as 1888 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha so far out of which 39 were positive, informed Odisha Government’s Chief Spokesperson for COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi. Addressing the regular press briefing at Geeta Govinda Sadan here today, Bagchi said that two persons have been cured and discharged from the hospital and there are 37 active cases in the state.

Out of the total active cases, 31 cases of coronavirus have been detected in Bhubaneswar, three persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhadrak, one each in Cuttack, Kalahandi, and Jajpur, said Bagchi.

This apart, 87 persons are under hospital isolation in different hospitals across the state, he added. Till Monday morning, 12,76,732 persons in 208 countries and 2 ships have been affected by COVID-19 and 69,545 deaths have been reported. In India, 4,067 persons have been infected by a coronavirus and 109 persons have lost their lives due to COVID-19, he said.

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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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