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Odisha government directed people to cover their mouth and nose with any available form of masks

Bhubaneswar:6/4/20: The state government on Monday directed the people of Odisha to cover their mouth and nose with any available form of masks while stepping out of their houses.

In a notification, the Revenue and Disaster Management Department said masks have been found to be extremely useful in controlling and containing COVID-19, which is believed to be spreading through droplets.“The general public is directed to cover their mouth and nose with any available
form of mask while stepping out of house for any purpose. A handkerchief or any other
piece of cloth in at least two layers can also be used for the purpose,” it said. This order will come into effect from 7 am on April 9 and will remain in force until further orders. Besides, it is imperative to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of the disease, it added.


The district/municipal Authorities have been directed to strictly ensure that there is no crowding and people use any form of masks/clothes such as handkerchiefs. bandanas. gamuchha or dupatta while stepping out of their houses,

“Disposable/single-use masks should be properly disposed of by following due procedure prescribed by Health and Family Welfare Department. Cloth masks should be cleaned with soap/detergent/disinfectant and water and sun-dried for at least 5 hours after every single use. Masks used by one person must not be used by any other person,” it added.

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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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