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Gatherings In Public For Celebrations During Ramzaan Prohibited

Bhubaneswar:13/4/21: At a time when there is a surge in Covid cases each passing day, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today prohibited any kind of congregations and gatherings in public for celebrations during Ramzaan month.

While issuing a set of guidelines for the Ramzaan celebrations, the BMC stated, however, usual religious rituals and Nammaz at Mosques are allowed with a maximum of 100 participants or 50% capacity of the premises, whichever is less.

The BMC made it mandatory for participants including the Mosque officials to wear masks properly and maintain two meters of social distancing at all times.

The Mosque Management Committee will ensure that the Covid protocol is maintained.

Also, the Mosque authorities will make provision of handwashing and hand sanitization at the entrance of the Mosque for use of all. Hand washing facility must be with running water and as per COVID protocol, the BMC order stated.

There shall be the provision of thermal screening of the participants at the entry of the Mosque and persons having SARI/ILI Like symptoms will not be allowed inside.

The BMC advised persons over 65 years of age and children below 10 years of age not to attend such congregation in view of public safety.

In Bhubaneswar, a total of 191 Covid cases were detected in the last 24 hours. Of them, quarantine cases were 45 whereas local contact cases were at 146.

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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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