File photo of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @Naveen_Odisha)
Amid unconfirmed speculation about the nationwide lockdown due to end on April 14, 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.
"During ongoing lockdown period amid Covid-19 crisis, your discipline and sacrifice has provided us the strength to fight Covid-19," said chief minister Patnaik.
More details are awaited as this is a developing story.