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Odisha government announced lockdown in four districts from 9 pm tomorrow till July 31

Bhubaneswar:16/7/20: With an aim to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Odisha government today announced lockdown in four districts and a municipal corporation area from 9 pm tomorrow till July 31 at midnight.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said the 15-day lockdown will be imposed in Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) area. “Around 66% caseload is being reported from Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur districts,” the Chief Secretary informed.

During the lockdown period only shops selling vegetables, groceries and milk will remain open from 6 am to 1 pm in the four districts and RMC area, he said.

People are requested not to visit these four districts and the Rourkela Municipal Corporation area without any emergency, the Chief Secretary 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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