Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has called upon people to support the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by PM Narendra Modi to stop the coronavirus spread.
Patnaik said in a twitter post, as the pandemic is spreading across the world, it is time to be together as a nation at this hour of crisis and support the appeal of the prime minister. It is an extremely challenging race against time to stop COVID-19, said the chief minister who also tagged a video of the prime ministers address to the nation Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic.
Patnaik tweeted, “It is an extremely challenging race against time to stop #COVID19. As the pandemic is spreading across the world, it is time to be together as a nation at this hour of crisis and support the appeal of PM @narendramodi ji.” The chief ministers tweet came hours after Modi addressed the nation and announced complete lockdown in the entire country for 21 days.
Moreover, Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also urged the people to abide by the prime minister’s plea for the nationwide lockdown and said the role of every citizen will be important in the battle against the deadly virus.
He said in a message, it is essential for the people to stay indoors for 21 days in order to save the lives of people and prevent the spread of the highly infectious virus in the country. So far, 2 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in the state.