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Odisha Chief Minister hoped that the COVID situation in Twin Cities will improve in a week

Bhubaneswar:9/9/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday hoped that the COVID situation in Twin Cities will improve in a week and urged people to adhere to the norms.

During the review meeting on the latest status of coronavirus in the state, Patnaik congratulated doctors and health workers as the number of COVID recoveries has crossed one lakh.

The Chief Minister said as the number of coronavirus positive cases in Khurda and Cuttack districts is rising by the day, efforts are on to strengthen the infrastructure, and awareness programmes will be undertaken at the earliest for sensitizing the general public on the matter.

Patnaik directed the officials to provide more ICU beds for coronavirus patients of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. He also asked the concerned officials to make available more ambulances for serious patients of the twin cities.

The Chief Minister directed the police, health, and other implementing agencies to enforce strict regimen to contain coronavirus and expressed his concern that the makeshift traders in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar are flouting COVID norms.

He said coronavirus is rearing its head again and again as some people do not care to adhere to coronavirus guidelines. The Chief Minister warned that such carelessness will not be tolerated.

Patnaik expressed his satisfaction that the corona situation in Ganjam, Sundargarh, Gajapati, and Koraput has been contained. He advised the authorities of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar municipal corporations, district collectors of Jajpur, Bargarh, Khurda, and Cuttack to follow the Berhampur model to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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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