Odisha has become the first Indian state to extend the ongoing lockdown. In a statement on Thursday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that his government has decided to extend the lockdown period in Odisha till April 30.
The Odisha government today announced it has extended the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic till April 30, becoming the first state to do so as the number of patients infected by the novel coronavirus continue to rise across the country.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the centre not to start train and air services till April 30. “Odisha cabinet decides for extension and also recommends to union government to do the same,” the state government said in a statement.