The Odisha government has extended the confinements it had placed in the state to resist the spread of the novel coronavirus until 15th April instead of 31st March after it directed schools colleges to shut and asked people to avoid going to public places.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted the resolution about the regulations and urged for greater awareness about the virus. “The regulation will be in force till 15th April, which may be extended based on the situation. Appeal everyone to comply with the regulation and be part of Odisha’s efforts in protecting the people of the state from COVID19,” Patnaik tweeted.
Tourist places like the Puri beach, Sun Temple in Konark, Chilika lake and Chandrabhaga beach have been declared out of bounds for visitors. Hoteliers in Puri are now cancelling the bookings of tourists from other states and abroad.