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Ganjam district has been classified as the Red zone in Odisha.

Bhubaneswar:7/5/20: A day after steep spike in COVID-19 positive cases in Ganjam, the district has been classified as the Red zone in Odisha.

As per the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines, Ganjam now falls under Red zone with total tally of 21 cases with all active numbers.

Since maiden cases have been reported from Jagatsinghpur and Mayurbhanj, the two Odisha districts have been categorized into Orange Zone.

All necessary stipulations by the Government of India and State Government applicable for different zones in districts or municipal corporations are to be followed scrupulously, a notification by State Health & Family Welfare Department stated.

Worth mentioning, Ganjam is the fourth district and fifth area in Odisha to have been designated as red zone after Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore districts and areas under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).In Ganjam, all the persons tested positive for COVID-19 are Surat returnees. Today, 17 cases were reported in the district while Mayurbhanj district registered three new cases taking total count to 205 in Odisha.

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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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