Odisha Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed till June 17: CM Naveen Patnaik
Apr 10 2020 1:42PM
The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed that all schools and colleges in the state will remain shut till June 17. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak, the Odisha state government has declared an extension of the lockdown. The nationwide lockdown was implemented on March 24, 2020, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Based on the orders of the CM, the state will be in lockdown till April 30, 2020.
The state government has previously announced that the students of Classes 1 to 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next class without appearing for their annual exam.
Odisha Cabinet decides for extension and also suggested to union government to do the same," the state government said in a statement.
"Coronavirus is the biggest threat that the human race has faced in more than a century. Life will not be the same ever. All of us must understand this and face it courageously together. With our dedication and with the blessing of Lord Jagannath, this too shall pass," the CM asserted in the statement.
Till now the state has reported 42 positive cases. The Odisha government is the first state to expand the lockdown. On March 22 when the PM had proclaimed Janata Curfew for a day, the Odisha state government had declared a week-long lockdown.