Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik communicated his gratitude to health officials and emergency service operators for their tireless battle to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Replying to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal, the Chief Minister applauded and clanged utensils at 5 pm from the rooftop of his residence Naveen Niwas here as a token of honour.
Patnaik tweeted, “Deep gratitude to millions of frontline warriors working relentlessly to contain #COVID19. I clap for all the doctors, nurses, health and sanitation workers, transport personnel, policemen, media persons & people providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic.”
On 19th March the wake of novel coronavirus spread in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the citizens to follow a one-day ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. Modi had also asked everyone to express gratitude towards doctors, nurses, hospital staff, sanitation workers, airlines employees, government staff, police personnel, media people, people associated with train-bus-auto rickshaw services and home delivery agents.