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Over 42,000 samples were tested in Odisha for COVID-19 which is highest in a single day

Bhubaneswar:14/8/20: Over 42,000 samples were tested for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours, the highest so far in a single day. This was informed by the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Health Department Pradip Ku Mohapatra.

The Additional Chief Secretary stated that today’s was the highest number of samples tested in a single day in Odisha so far.

  • Total: 42761
  • RTPCR: 6635
  •  Antigen: 36,002
  • TrueNat: 124

In order to encourage people to step forward in large numbers for Covid-19 testing, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with the Health and Family Welfare Department had recently started rapid antigen testing of local citizens at nine local urban health centers.

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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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