The Odisha government has decided to extend the lockdown period for another 15 days till April 30 to fight novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.
“In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19, the state government today decided to extend the lockdown period till April 30,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a video message today.
Expressing his concern over the spread of COVID-19 in the state, he said that the government has decided to close all the schools till June 17.
The State government has also suggested the Centre to shut rail and air services till April 30 in view of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The state cabinet has also given a proposal to Centre for extension of 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 30 to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the country, he said.
So far, Odisha has reported 42 COVID-19 positive cases. There are 39 active cases, one person has succumbed to the disease while two have been discharged from the hospital.
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