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No Immediate threat of the Covid 19 disease in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:6/1/23: Amid a global Covid threat, a veteran health expert of the State today said there is no immediate threat of the Covid 19 disease to the State. Senior Medicine expert Dr. Jayant Panda, while talking to media, said though the health department has issued certain guidelines as precautionary measures, there is no need to panic.

Panda’s prediction came as a massive relief amid a global surge in Covid 19  incases. He said that around 7,000 samples are being tested in Odisha on a regular basis while 2 lakh samples are in the country. But, minimum number of positive cases comes from the report. However, we have to wear mask and avoid crowd to stay safe.ICMR has not set any guidelines for second booster dose of Covid vaccine. But, there is a need to second booster dose for the people with co-morbidities. He advised people to take the booster shot those who missed it.


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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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