In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Odisha government has announced an extension of the lockdown till April 30. The nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24 to contain the spread of coronavirus. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also ordered all the schools and colleges in the state to remain closed till June 17.
The state government said “Odisha cabinet decides for extension and also recommends to union government to do the same.
The CM in a statement said “Coronavirus is the biggest threat that the human race has faced in more than a century. Life will not be the same ever. All of us must understand this and face it boldly together. With our sacrifice and with the blessing of Lord Jagannath, this too shall pass.”
The CM also requested the centre not to start train and air services till April 30.
The Odisha government is the first state to extend the lockdown.