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Odisha Chief Minister urged people to move to cyclone shelters or pucca houses.

Bhubaneswar:24/5/21: With cyclone Yaas inching closer to Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged people to move to cyclone shelters or pucca houses.

Terming COVID-19 and cyclone two big dangers for the state, he said that the government was well prepared to face both challenges. 

 “Cyclone is not new for us but slight negligence can trigger bigger problems for everyone. People in vulnerable areas should go to safe places. Safety of people is our priority,” he said.

People should cooperate with the administration for smooth evacuation, he added.

The CM appealed to people to use double masks for the double dangers while staying at cyclone shelters and follow other COVID guidelines.

“We have to be extra careful because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I have directed collectors to provide people with masks through SHGs,” he said.

He also stressed continuing wearing double masks post the cyclone.

According to the IMD, cyclone Yaas very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar islands around Balasore, during noon of May 26 as a very severe cyclonic storm.

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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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