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Fresh COVID Guidelines In Odisha: More People Now Allowed In Marriages

Bhubaneswar:30/1/21: Odisha Government today issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for the month of February with a number of relaxations, including an increase in the ceiling size of gatherings for marriages and funerals in the non-containment zone areas.

However, containment measures will be scrupulously followed in the containment zones.

As per the new guidelines, a maximum of 500 persons will be allowed for marriage and funeral related events. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50 % of the hall capacity will be allowed and mask-wearing, social distancing, thermal scanning, and use of hand wash or sanitizer will be made mandatory

“The Department of Higher Education shall take an appropriate decision regarding reopening of colleges or Higher Education institutions and hostels under its control by following the SOP issued by the Department, UGC, AICTE, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India,” reads the Government notification.

“The Department of School and Mass Education will release a detailed SoP for the primary schools and decide on the opening of such schools with the approval of Government,”  the notification said.

Besides, Anganwadi Centres throughout the state will function from February 1, 2021.

About Editor in chief

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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