Odisha on Thursday became the first state in the country to extend the 21-day lockdown.
In a video message, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that his government has decided to extend the lockdown till April 30.
Patnaik recommended Union government to extend the national lockdown till April 30. Moreover, he requested the government not to start airline and railway services during the lockdown.
Schools and educational institutions in Odisha will remain closed till June 17, he said.
“Odisha Cabinet headed by CM @Naveen_Odisha decided to extend the state lockdown till April 30th & recommended Union Government to extend the national lockdown till then. CM requested the GoI not to start train & air services during the lockdown,” CMO Odisha tweeted.
According to Health Ministry, Odisha has reported 42 coronavirus cases with one fatality.