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Odisha Relaxes Quarantine Norms For Persons Coming From West Bengal

Bhubaneswar:24/4/21:The Odisha government today relaxed quarantine norms for people visiting the State from West Bengal. The Special Relief Commissioner’s Office in an order stated anyone who has been successfully vaccinated two doses and produces the vaccination certificate will be allowed home quarantine for seven days.

Also, those who come from the neighboring State and tested negative in RTPCR test within 48 hours before entering Odisha can spend home quarantine for seven days, the order mentioned. Earlier, the Odisha government made a 14-day mandatory quarantine for people coming from West Bengal by personal / hired vehicles/ trains or entering the state in any other mode.

Similarly, passengers coming from West Bengal alighting at Bhubaneswar/ Jharsuguda Airport shall be mandatorily subjected to institutional quarantine/ paid quarantine for 14 days at facilities identified /ordered by District Magistrate or Municipal Commissioner.

Today’s order further stated if there is no suitable facility for home quarantine, persons coming to West Bengal may opt for institutional / paid quarantine in the identified facilities for seven days.

“However, in case of non-compliance of the Covid protocols and home quarantine guidelines issued by MoHFW/H&FW Department of Government of Odisha, such persons shall be quarantined in institutional facilities for 7 days,” the order added.
The SRC order also mentioned persons coming on emergency works related to Covid-19 management by Government and private hospitals as well as those coming in connection with election duty as per the orders of ECI or Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha will be exempted from the quarantine norm.

Any person violating the SRC norm on Covid will face action under the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and Section 188 of the IPC and other legal provisions.

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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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