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Odisha Makes 14-Day Quarantine Mandatory For People Travelling From Bengal

Bhubaneswar22/4/21:: With the detection of the triple mutant variant of COVID-19 in West Bengal, the Odisha government on Thursday made it mandatory for people coming from the neighbouring state either by road or air to undergo 14-day institutional or paid quarantine.

“Passengers from West Bengal without COVID negative report or 2-dose vaccination certificate will be sent to institutional quarantine/paid quarantine centres. Air travellers from Bengal will be sent on mandatory institutional quarantine,” Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra said.

 He further said that the roads connecting with Bengal will have checkpoints from Friday.

Collectors of Balasore, Mayurbhanj have been directed to put border check-posts at all inter-state roads (NH, state roads and local roads) along the Bengal border with immediate effect.

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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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