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74 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 10,641 samples tested so far in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:20/4/20: Till Monday afternoon, 74 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 10,641 samples tested so far in Odisha, said Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha Government for COVID-19 management.

In Odisha, 24 persons have recovered after testing negative for COVID-19 and one person has succumbed to the disease. This means, till April 20 afternoon, Odisha has 49 active coronavirus cases.

Today, 13 cases were reported in Odisha out of which five are from Bhadrak, five from Jajpur, one 40-year-old male from Bisra in Sundergarh, one 32-year-old male from Balasore and a two-year-old child from Balasore, Bagchi said.

In India, till yesterday midnight, 17,265 COVID-19 positive cases were reported and 543 persons have lost their lives.

In the world, 24,18,559 persons have been affected and 1,65,741 have died due to COVID-19. Total 11,015 deaths have been reported across the world in the last 48 hours, Bagchi 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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