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Over 100 Surat returnees fled from two quarantine centres in Ganjam distric

Ganjam:3/5/20: Over 100 Surat returnees fled from two quarantine centres in Ganjam district today. While the police managed to capture only 50 of them, a search is underway to nab others.

According to reports, around 250 Surat returnees were lodged in quarantine facilities at Janata High School in Beguniapada and Adarsha Vidyalaya at Ragapur in Ganjam after their arrival in the state last night.

However, some of them were seen walking out of the quarantine centres this morning alleging lack of basic facilities. though some locals tried to stop them from moving here and there but in vain.

On getting information about the unruly situation, District Collector Vijay Amrut Kulange, SP Brijesh Ray, Beguniapada BDA Debabara Pradhan, Kodala tehsildar Prabhat Kumar Parida reached the spots and discussed with the returnees about their problems at the quarantine centres.

Besides, police teams led by Kodala IIC Debashis Mohanty and Beguniapada Outpost In-charge Dipti Ranjan Behera are reportedly searching the other returnees who are still absconding.

It may be mentioned here that the Odisha Government has made it mandatory for all migrant workers to stay in institutional quarantine centres for 14-days after they enter the state.


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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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