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Returnees To Odisha From These 5 States To Be Under Surveillance

Bhubaneswar:27/2/21: In the wake of upsurge of COVID cases in country, Odisha Government modified the instructions issued for the passengers coming from high-risk States by airways and railways.

The precautionary measures may be limited to passengers from 5 high-risk States instead of 12, clarified the Health & Family Welfare Department, Odisha today.

The situation is under watch and surveillance may be extended to other States in future if the emergency arises, the Department said in the letter to all the district collectors, municipal commissioners, CDMOs, and PHOs.

As per the order, the passengers coming from five high-risk States will mandatorily undergo seven-day home isolation following arrivals. However, the returnees having COVID RT-PCR negative report or COVID vaccination final certificate will be exempted from the order.

In a previous order, the health authorities had instructed to strictly implement COVID rules on the passengers traveling to Odisha from Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh by trains or flights.

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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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