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Pratap Sarangi has self-quarantined himself at his official residence

Bhubaneswar:6/7/20: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has self-quarantined himself at his official residence in New Delhi as he came in contact with the Nilagiri MLA, who tested positive for coronavirus today.

The Union Minister took to Twitter and wrote:“I would like to inform that on 2 & 3 July I shared Dias with Sukanta Nayak, MLA Nilagiri (Odisha) in a govt program as also in the condolence meeting organised to pay tribute to the Ex- MLA Balasore”.

“On being informed that MLA Nilagiri has been tested positive for COVID-19. I self-quarantined myself at my official residence in Delhi as per the guidelines of Health Ministry. I am hale and heartily,” he added.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Balasore district tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday becoming the first high-level functionary in Odisha to get infected by Covid-19. The MLA was suffering from cold for the past couple of days following which his COVID test was conducted.

The legislator had met several workers and visited different places in his constituency during this period and had recently attended a function with Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi.

About Ashok Palit

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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