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Bhubaneswar saw a record single-day spike of COVID-19 cases

Bhubaneswar:17/7/20: The month of July so far has brought a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha and the situation in Bhubaneswar is no different as the smart city today saw a record single-day spike of 124 cases. With today’s record spike in positive cases, the COVID-19 tally reached 1,043 in Bhubaneswar. Of the 124 new COVID-19 cases, 72 persons were under quarantine, while the remaining 52 are local contact cases.

As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, seven employees of a private media house who were contacts of earlier positive cases have tested positive for COVID-19.

As per the data of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), COVID-19 cases have trebled in the last 15 days. On June 30, the total COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar stood at 320 with 130 active cases and four deaths. While 469 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 10 days, the city has registered a total of 599 cases since July 1.


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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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