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Odisha Special Relief Commissioner made it mandatory for Kumbh Mela returnees to spend a 14-day quarantine

Bhubaneswar: 17/4/21:The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha today made it mandatory for Kumbh Mela returnees to spend a 14-day quarantine after their return.

The SRC directed District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to ensure people of the State, who return from Kumbh Mela complete a 14-day quarantine at home or in Cluster TMCs.

He further stated the list of persons, who registered themselves with the Uttarakhand State Government for participating in Kumbh Mela, has been shared with the Collectors and the Municipal Commissioners.

The SRC directed Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to contact the persons from Odisha who attended the Kumbh Mela and find out their location and travel plan.

The Kumbh attendees from Odisha will undergo RTPCR test before boarding train and flight to the State.

“All such persons must be personally tracked, their health condition monitored. They must be compulsorily RTPCR tested,” the SRC told the Collectors and the Municipal Commissioners.

If any Kumbh returnee develops Covid like symptoms, the concerned person should be immediately attended to. ASHA and Anganwadi Workers will visit the symptomatic Kumb returnees regularly at home, CTMCs, and monitor their health conditions.

Also, the SRC requested Kumbh returnees to voluntarily self-isolate themselves and report to BDO/ Municipal/ NAC officers/ PHC/ CHC concerned about their condition.

Collectors and Municipal Commissioners were directed to report to the Health Department and the SRC office on a daily basis.

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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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