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215 persons in Bhubaneswar tested positive for COVID-19

Bhubaneswar:28/7/20: As many as 215 persons in the state capital tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the count to 2365 , informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today.

The number of local contacts is gradually rising in the capital city triggering panic among the residents. Out of total fresh cases, 150 have been detected from quarantine centres while remaining 65 are local contacts.

As per case details shared by the civic authority, as many as 19 cases have been reported from Baya Baba Mutt and 10 cases each from Salia Sahi Basti and Alugadi (potato godown) located at Aiginia. All the cases are linked with earlier positive cases and were under quarantine. Yesterday, 20 positive cases were reported from the potato godown.

Besides, 11 employees of a private hospital here have tested positive for the virus.

Further contact tracing is underway. Primary contacts and nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised and will be under active surveillance, said the BMC.

Details of the fresh cases:

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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