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Balangir administration sealed several areas to prevent transmission of the virus.

Balangir:1/5/20: Hours after detection of two COVID-19 cases from Lekharia village of Odisha’s Balangir, the district administration today sealed several areas to prevent transmission of the virus.

As per an order of the district administration, all villages of Rusuda panchayat, Likhiria village, Deogaon village and Deogaon panchayat have been sealed and declared as containment zone.

The following points around containment zone have been declared as sealing points.

1) Likhiria-Tikripada road, 2) Likhiria-Salepali road, 3) Likhiria-Barla road, 4) Deogaon-Madanapali road, 5) Deogaon-Chandrapur road and 6) Deogaon-Gaibahal road

“All vehicular movement, movement of public transport and personal movement shall be stopped in the containment zone. All the inhabitants within the containment zone shall strictly remain in home. All the shopping establishments of whatsoever nature shall be closed immediately. The supply of essentials and medical requirements shall be ensured by the Sub-Collector, Balangir. All the passes issued during lockdown to different persons for various kinds of work is hereby cancelled,” the order said.

On the other hand, State Rapid Response Team led by an Additional Director has proceeded to Balangir to strengthen surveillance and containment activities, Health Department said.

Notably, an 18-year-old youth and a 22-year-old youth of Lekharia village tested positive for the virus today. Both are Tamil Nadu returnee.

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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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