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19 Of 23 Omicron Cases Detected Are Asymptomatic in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:3/1/22: Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Monday informed that most of the Omicron cases detected in the State on Sunday are asymptomatic.

Mohapatra said that 19 of the 23 Omicron cases detected yesterday are asymptomatic. The variant is highly contagious but severity is low.

He further stated that Omicron cases are being identified locally, so more transmission is likely.

The official said that those returning from foreign countries are undergoing the COVID-19 test in the state. If found COVID positive, the samples are being sent to the ILS, Bhubaneswar for genome sequencing to ascertain the variant of the virus.

He also urged people to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID-appropriate behavior.

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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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