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No decline in positive cases in Bhubaneswar before Dussehra this year.

Bhubaneswar:30/9/20: As COVID-19 cases surge continues unabated, it seems like there will be no decline in positive cases in Bhubaneswar before Dussehra this year.

According to an analysis by the RMRC, the COVID situation will continue till the one-fourth population in Bhubaneswar gets infected with the deadly virus.

“Novel coronavirus is a mysterious virus. It is very hard to make any assumption about the virus due to its many mutations. Therefore, the spread of infection due to Coronavirus can only be brought under control if antibody will be developed in a number of people,” said Bhubaneswar RMRC Director Dr Sanghamitra Pati.

As per serological surveillance conducted in August, only 5.15 percent of people have developed antibodies for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar, which shows a very low prevalence. In July, it was only 1.2%.

The virus could be controlled in the city if around 25% to 30% people develop antibodies, she said.

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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