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Odisha Government has increased the mandatory quarantine period for returnees from 14 days to 21 days

Bhubaneswar:8/5/20: The Odisha Government has increased the mandatory quarantine period for returnees from 14 days to 21 days, informed Govt’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi.

Addressing the scheduled press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi said, “As per scientific evidence observed so far, COVID-19 incubation period could be as high as 28 days & not 14 days.”

In view of this, mandatory (1st phase) quarantine period for persons returning to Odisha from other states has been increased to 21 days at government facilities. The returnees will also quarantine themselves at their respective homes the next seven days, he 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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