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Sixty-hr long shutdown lifted from 3 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:26/4/20: The 60-hours long complete shutdown that was imposed in three districts- Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore- was lifted at 10 am today as per schedule.

Though the shutdown was lifted, lockdown norms will be followed here. Meanwhile, the administrative authorities are on their toes to monitor the coronavirus situation in the districts as these districts recorded a spike in Covid-19 positive cases recently.

According to available information, the Bhadrak district collector issued few regulations and norms that are directed to be followed by the shopkeepers in the district.

“As the shut down is over at 10 AM, please do not rush to markets. Enough food supplies and vegetables are available. Take your time to go to markets so as to avoid overcrowding. Follow social distancing norms,” said Bhadrak collector Gyanaranjan Das

Jajpur District Collector also announced about lifting the curfew-like norms through a post on Twitter

Police DG Abhay tweets, “I compliment residents of Bhadrak, Balasore & Jajpur for observing complete shutdown & cooperating with police & administration in its implementation. I urge them to continue to practice social distancing.”

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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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