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Two symptomatic travellers who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport have tested positive

Bhubaneswar:25/2/21: Two symptomatic travellers who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on Wednesday have tested positive for Covid-19 even as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) begins screening of all passengers on their arrival at the airport from today.

While one of the two Covid-19 positive passengers, who came from Mumbai, has been kept under home isolation, the other traveller has been admitted to the Sum Covid Hospital, BMC additional commissioner Subhendu Sahoo said.

“On the request of the airport authorities, we conducted tests on the travellers. Two persons tested positive yesterday (Wednesday) while reports of others are awaited. From today onwards, we are conducting screening of travellers at the airport. If anyone is found with Covid-19 symptoms, he/she will undergo a test,” Sahoo added.

The BMC began screening of travellers from today at the airport amid fears of Covid-19 resurgence on account of finding of new strains of the virus in some states, Maharashtra and Kerala in particular.

Meanwhile, the BMC Commissioner received Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Capital Hospital here.

“As per orders, frontline workers were supposed to be administered the vaccine. In the first phase, I could not receive the jab due to some medical reasons. After consultation with doctors, I took the opportunity today. I am doing fine,” Choudhury said.

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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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