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Maharashtra, Telangana & West Bengal announce extension of lockdown till April 30

Newdelhi:12/4/20: Telangana government has extended the lockdown till 30th of April. State cabinet cleared a proposal to this effect yesterday. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said state border with Maharastra will be completely sealed.

State government has stepped up measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The number of containment zones in the state have increased to 243 including 123 in Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Meanwhile, with 16 more people testing positive for Coronavirus, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana has risen to 503.  Two more people succumbed to Covid-19 yesterday. With this, total deaths reported due to Covid19 has gone up to 14.

51 people recovered from the disease and discharged from hospitals. With this, total recoveries reported in the state have also gone up to 96. Over 25 thousand people who were under quarantine have also been released.

West Bengal government has also announced an extension of ongoing lockdown till 30th of this month. State government has also announced a suspension of classes in Schools, Colleges and Universities till 10th of June. Six fresh Corona positive cases have been detected in the state during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of patients to 95.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the lockdown will be extended in the state till 30th of April. He said, he had expressed the willingness to extend the lockdown during video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Mr. Thackeray warned against complacency in the fight against the virus outbreak.

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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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