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14-Day Mandatory Quarantine For AP, Telangana Returnees In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:4/5/21: In view of the detection of a virulent variant of COVID-19 virus in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the Odisha Government today announced a 14-day mandatory institutional quarantine for those returning from the two states.

“Anyone coming to Odisha from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by personal/hired vehicles/trains or entering the state in any other mode shall undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for 14 days in cluster TMCs to be managed by BDO/EO of urban areas,” a notification of the Odisha Government said. Collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur have been directed to put Border Check Posts (BCPs) on all inter-state roads along with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana border with immediate effect.

People travelling from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to other states through Odisha shall be allowed without disembarking from the vehicle en-route inside Odisha, the notification said.

All passengers coming from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alighting at Bhubaneswar Airport/Jharsuguda Airport/any railway station in Odisha shall be mandatorily subjected to institutional quarantine/paid quarantine for 14 days at facilities identified/ordered by District Magistrate/Municipal Commissioner or any officer duly authorised on his/her behalf.

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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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