Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday took a decision to extend the lockdown in the state till April 30. Odisha thus becomes the first state to do so.
The country is already going through a 21-day lockdown as announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also requested Centre not to start train and air services till April 30.
The Odisha government decided to extend lockdown after the state’s cabinet meeting via video conference.
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, MGNREGS related activities will be facilitated following social distancing norms and as earlier, free movement of goods transport will be allowed in Odisha.