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Odisha first Indian state to extend Covid-19 lockdown till April 30

Odisha first Indian state to extend Covid-19 lockdown till April 30

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.

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