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A total of 1035 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the country during the last twenty-four hours

Newdelhi:11/4/20: A total of 1035 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in the country during the last twenty-four hours taking the total number of cases to seven thousand four hundred forty-seven. Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that 643 patients have been cured so far. During the last 24 hours, 40 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 239.

Indian Council of Medical Research has said that a total of one lakh sixty-one thousand three hundred thirty samples have been tested so far including 15 thousand six hundred 663 samples which were tested yesterday. ICMR has scaled up its testing facilities by giving approval to 146 government laboratories and three collection centers. In addition, 67 private laboratories’ chains have also been given the approval to conduct the test for COVID-19.

Health and Family Welfare Ministry have said that more than 20 lakh N-95 masks have been supplied to the States and further procurement has already been initiated to address the future requirements. It also said that an order for 49 thousand ventilators has been placed.

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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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