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4 UK Returnees Undergo COVID Test In Cuttack

Cuttack: 25/12/20; Four persons returned to Odisha from the United Kingdom (UK) underwent COVID-19 test in Cuttack to detect the new variant of Coronavirus.

The UK returnees have been identified as the residents of Bibekananda Lane, Mahanadi Vihar, CDA, and Jagatpur in Cuttack city.

The four underwent the Coronavirus test by the Health & Family Welfare Department to ascertain the new mutant of SARS-CoV-2, which is said to be more infectious.

The returnees underwent RT-PCR test as per the government guidelines. If required, the genome of the coronavirus will be sequenced.

Currently, the UK returnees have been quarantined and they have no COVID symptoms, the sources said.

According to reports, as many as 43 persons with the travel history of United Kingdom of last 14 days have reached different parts of Odisha.

As per the data provided by Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and shared with the Odisha government, out of 43 UK returnees, 21 moved to Bhubaneswa, one to Khorda, five to Cuttack, three each to Koraput and Berhampur and two each to Nayagarh and Nabarangpur, one each to Jajpur, Rajgangpur, Sambalpur, Jagatsinghpur and Sakhigopal.

Meanwhile, the swab samples of a person with travel history of the UK and recently tested positive for the COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to detect the new strain of Coronavirus that was first found in Britain in September.

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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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