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Total 8,830 people returned to the state in last 24 hours

Bhubaneswar:4/5/20 After Odisha Government initiated steps to bring back migrants, who were stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, total 8,830 people returned to the state in last 24 hours, informed state Government’s Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi today.

At the COVID-19 press briefing, Bagchi said of the 8,830 returned to the state in last 24 hours,  6382 came in buses while 2409 people came in trains. And, 39 persons returned to the state through other means of transport during the period, he said adding that 4.92 lakhs more are likely to return to the state in coming days.

Citing violation of the quarantine norms, Bagchi said due to carelessness and indiscipline by a handful people out of the 8830 returnees, rest 4.92 lakh stranded people of the state will lose sympathy of the 4.5 crore people of Odisha. Besides, returnees who will escape quarantine centers will also put lives of their own families at risk.

He reiterated that people who wish to come back to the state will have to mandatorily follow the norms set by the State Government. They have to register on COVID-19 portal before their return and undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine at temporary medical camps set up in their respective districts. Besides, buses carrying the returnees will have to adhere to permit conditions, Bagchi added.

About Ashok Palit

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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