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People of the Odisha must be on their guard as asymptomatic corona cases are on the rise

Bhubaneswar29/48/20:: National Health Mission Director of Odisha, Smt. Shalini Pandit today has said that the people of the state must be on their guard as asymptomatic corona cases are on the rise.

Addressing a press briefing at Geeta Govinda Sadan here on Wednesday, Pandit said: “Nearly 82 percent of the affected are asymptomatic. This is a very dangerous situation as we need to be much more careful to keep the dreaded virus at bay.”

The NHM Odisha Mission Director said that staying indoors and maintaining social distance and abiding by the health advisory must be followed to overcome the crisis. “Washing of hands for at least twenty seconds is a must and it can prevent the dreaded corona to get into our body,” she added.

Pandit said the immunity system of the people of Odisha is very powerful, therefore coronavirus could not overpower us easily. The number of positive cases in Odisha is much less than in other states. While the national rate is 4.3 percent, Delhi has 8.4, and Maharashtra has seven percent. The rate in Odisha is 0.4 percent or in other words, there is one positive case out of 250, she 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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