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People landing in state capital will be quarantined

Bhubaneswar:26/6/20: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner has said those arriving in the state capital from hotspot districts will have to be quarantined. Those arriving in slums here from hotspot regions will also have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine.

The BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said the situation is under control since coronavirus cases are concentrated in one or two pockets.

Chaudhary said of the 274 positive cases, 25 patients are from other states and they are not Bhubaneswar residents. He said they have landed in the capital city for work and tested corona positive during home quarantine.

The BMC commissioner said 39 employees of a private hospital have been infected and the hospital has been sealed. He added that 10 hospitals were issued a show-cause notice for violating coronavirus management norms.

According to BMC notification, after the relaxation in lockdown conditions and opening up of economic activities in Bhubaneswar, people have started coming from other districts to work and mostly they reside in the slum areas. It is observed that few returnees from other hotspot districts (District having more number of Positive cases) to Bhubaneswar have been found positive for COVID-19. Such returnees if asymptomatic can affect many others as social distancing is Practically not possible in slum areas because of small houses and high population density.

Therefore in the larger public interest, the returnees from following Districts to slum areas of BMC will be kept in institutional quarantine for the specified period of 14 days from the date of return from other districts.

  1. Ganjam
  2. Cuttack
  3. Balasore
  4. Gajapati
  5. Jajpur

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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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