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Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 50 as two more persons tested positive

Bhubaneswar:11/4/20: Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 50 as two more persons tested positive for the virus today, Health & Family Welfare Department sources said.

A total of 298 samples were tested today at RMRC here, SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, sources added.

On the other hand, as many as 10 COVID-19 patients have recovered and tested negative for the virus, the department said in a tweet today. Five of them are of Bhubaneswar, two of Bhadrak and one each of Cuttack, Jajpur and Puri.

Highest number of cases in the state has been reported from Bhubaneswar so far while multiple places of the city have been sealed and declared as ‘containment zone’ to contain spreading of COVID-19.

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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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