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Odisha Fire Service personnel engaged in Cyclone Amphan restoration work in Kolkata tests Covid positive

Bhubaneswar9/68/20:: At least 12 out of the 372 Odisha Fire Service personnel, who were engaged in Cyclone Amphan restoration work in Kolkata, have tested positive for COVID-19.

This has been informed by Fire Service DG Satyajit Mohanty today.

Taking to Twitter Mohanty said, ” State government has ensured the best possible medical care. Wish the brave hearts fast recovery.”

As many as 61 NDRF and ODRAF personnel who were engaged in rescue and restoration works in West Bengal after cyclone Amphan and recently returned to Odisha have tested positive for the virus, the I&PR department said.

Odisha’s Covid-19 tally crossed 3000 mark with a spike of 146 new cases on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases in the State now surged to 3140.

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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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