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All religious places and Temples in Odisha will remain closed till June 30, 2020.

Bhubaneswar8/6/20:: Hours after the Centre gave its nod for opening of 820 ASI monuments with places of worship from June 8, the Odisha government today said all religious places and places of worship in the State will remain closed till June 30, 2020.

This apart, all shopping malls will continue to remain closed till June 30, 2020. The State government, however, allowed restaurants and hotels for home delivery. Also, takeaway of food including home delivery of food by aggregators such as Zomato and Swiggy, etc is permitted.

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The government directed officials to implement the order strictly in the interest of public health.

Worth mentioning, the Odisha government had earlier extended the lockdown till midnight of June 30 after an assessment of the situation emerged out of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Culture Ministry earlier in the day gave its nod to as many as 820 ASI monuments with places of worship including 46 religious places in Odisha to open tomorrow to visitors and devotees.

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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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