Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Home Government and Policy Odisha becomes the first state to extend Coronavirus Lockdown till April 30, schools to...

Odisha becomes the first state to extend Coronavirus Lockdown till April 30, schools to remain closed till June 17

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has requested the central government not to start train and air services till April 30.

Keeping in view the coronavirus scare, Odisha government has decided to extend the lockdown until April 30, becoming the first state to extend the lockdown which is scheduled to end on 14th April. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has requested the central government not to start train and air services till April 30. He has also said that all educational institutions will remain shut till June 17.

Odisha TV has quoted CM Naveen Patnaik as saying: “During the ongoing lockdown period amid COVID-19 crisis, your discipline and sacrifice have provided us the strength to fight coronavirus. We have decided to extend the lockdown period in Odisha till April 30, said CM Naveen Patnaik”.

Whether to extend the 21-day national lockdown after it ends on 14th will be decided after a meeting of Prime Minister Modi with all the Chief Ministers through video conferencing on 11th April. Several states have requested to extend the lockdown, while some others have favoured a limited lockdown after 14th April. The PM is expected to announce a decision after the meeting and before the current lockdown ends.

On April 4, after witnessing the largest single-day increase in the state, the Jajpur administration in Odisha had announced a total shutdown, akin to curfew, in Odisha’s Jajpur and all block headquarters of the district for 48 hours from 8 PM tonight to 8 PM of April 6 as a precautionary measure to prevent community transmission of the COVID-19 after a Muslim cleric who had visited the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin tested positive on Friday.

- Advertisement -

Since two other cases in Odisha reported on April 4, were also attendees of Tablighi Jamaat, hailing from Cuttack and Bhadrak respectively, the Odisha government has also announced a curfew-like shutdown in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak on Friday to prevent community transmission of Coronavirus.

It was then said that the 48-hour curfew-like shutdown order under the Disaster Management Act was issued to prevent community transmission of the highly infectious coronavirus disease.

The state government of Odisha led by CM Naveen Patnaik has been proactive in its approach to tackle the crisis and was one of the first states to announce a complete lockdown.

As on April 9, 2020, Odisha has reported a total of 42 coronavirus positive cases with one person succumbing to the infection. Two people have been cured so far.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Even as Pune continues to suffer from the Coronavirus crisis, jumbo covid centres still operating at 50 per cent capacity

Pune is amidst the throes of a raging coronavirus outbreak, with the total number of caseloads in the district crossing the 2.6 lakh mark.

PM Modi’s Twitter handle registered record high engagement level on the day agriculture bills were passed

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter engagements on Sep 20 were just 20% of that of PM Narendra Modi's.

Indian Air Force to induct its first woman pilot in the Rafale squadron: Reports

Currently, there are 10 women fighter jet pilots in the Indian Air Force.

Banning broadcast of Sudarshan News content not under SC jurisdiction, OpIndia, Indic Collective and UpWord intervention contends in Court

OpIndia, Indic Collective and UpWord have filed an intervention application in the Sudarshan News 'UPSC Jihad' case.

Recently Popular

An eyewitness tells media that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party held on the eve of her death: Here are...

An eyewitness has told News Nation that Disha Salian was gang-raped by 4 men in the party which she attended on the eve of her death on June 8.

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

Fact Check: Is India going under lockdown once again from September 25?

PIB has debunked rumours on social media about the reimposition of lockdown from September 25 in the wake of Coronavirus surge.

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord file intervention application in SC in Sudarshan News case, ‘Saffron terror’, fake news demonising Hindus find mention

OpIndia, Indic Collective Trust and UpWord Foundation have filed an application seeking an audience with the Supreme Court in a matter of Sudarshan News and UPSC Jihad show

Bollywood drug web has extended links internationally, money is used for narco-terrorism: NCB chief Rakesh Asthana

Asthana informed that NCB has knowledge about the drug abuse in Bollywood parties and that the agency is gathering more evidence.

Why Arnab vs Ravish is like India vs China

I guess Ravish Kumar does allow people to disagree with him on air. To have that honor, you just have to be the Prime Minister of India.

Al-Qaeda terrorists nabbed by NIA possessed explosives, had mobilised masses for anti-CAA violence in Murshidabad: Reports

The terrorists were escorted to the National Capital by NIA on Monday and will be produced before the Patiala High Court today.

“Mujhe darr lag raha hai, mujhe maar denge”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s SOS five days before his death

Sushant Singh Rajput had further written to his sister that he has been trying to get in touch with Rhea who had not been responding.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

Even as Pune continues to suffer from the Coronavirus crisis, jumbo covid centres still operating at 50 per cent capacity

Pune is amidst the throes of a raging coronavirus outbreak, with the total number of caseloads in the district crossing the 2.6 lakh mark.

As NCB delves deeper into the drug angle in Sushant’s death case, Bollywood’s connection with drug mafias in Amritsar and Pakistan emerge

NCB official states that the drug funds are being used by Pakistan and others for funding terror activities

‘There are govt and intelligence report that show insurgency increased in the Northeast with FCRA money’: BJP MP SP Singh in Lok Sabha

BJP MP SP Singh said it is known how things changed in the Northeast during past 50 years with FCRA money and one religion became prominent.

Bihar to become first state to connect all villages by Optical Fibre Internet, PM Modi inaugurates project to improve infra and connectivity

PM Modi said that in the coming 1,000 days, more than six lakh villages across the country will be connected with the Optical Fibre Internet Services

Nepal: Former Deputy PM reiterates demand for reinstatement of country’s Hindu identity on Constitution Day

Kamal Thapa said that people of Nepal are hopeful that Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath would cooperate and help them.

‘Whoever doesn’t want to watch the show, can go and read a novel, or turn off the TV’: Justice Chandrachud on Sudarshan News ‘UPSC...

"Read a novel, or turn off the TV", justice Chandrachud stated that if anyone doesn't like the content of the Sudarshan News show, they can choose not to watch it.

OpIndia Impact: Trinamool deletes tweet acknowledging praise by a dubious organization after our investigation

AITC removes controversial certificate by a dubious organization after OpIndia’s investigation.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,267FollowersFollow
16,400SubscribersSubscribe